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Volkswagen Golf R32 Mk V (2006-2010) Technical Articles

Welcome to our Volkswagen Golf R32 Technical Articles section. We've gathered a vast collection of useful articles to help you perform many repairs and upgrades on your VW Golf R32. Save money by doing your own work and perform the repairs using the information we've provided here. Can't find what you're looking for? Try our Search Engine at the top of the page, our Tech Article Directory or hop over to one of our Technical Bulletin Boards - focusing on repairs for all Volkswagen cars! If you'd like to support the site and submit your own Technical Article, contact us here!

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 Basics & Essentials
The Simple Oil Change
Save yourself time and money by changing your oil with help from Pelican Parts
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Jacking Up Your R32 MkV
Always safely lift and support your vehicle
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Battery Connection Notes Replacement
This article shows you how to replace your battery with easy step by step instructions
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Cabin Filter Replacement
Breath easier with a new cabin filter
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
 Electrical
Voltage Regulator Replacement
Replace your voltage regulator with the help of this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Outside Air Temperature Sensor Replacement
Your HVAC system can not work correctly with a faulty outside air temperature sensor
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your HVAC Resistor
Blower motor only working at full speed? Replace your resistor
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Evaporator Temperature Sensor Replacement
Replace your evaporator temperature sensor with help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Cruise Control Module Replacement
Replace a faulty cruise control module with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Steering Column Stalks Replacement
Fix faulty steering column switches with help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Headlight and Dimmer Switch
Get working lights again by replacing your headlight and dimmer switches
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
 Brakes
Brake Master Cylinder and Reservoir
Replace the master cylinder and reservoir help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Brake Booster Replacement
Get back to proper brake pedal effort by replacing your brake booster
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
ABS Control Module Replacement
The ABS control module that reads the information from various sensors on the vehicle and controls brake modulation. If this control module goes bad it can cause problems with your braking system. Replace it.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Brake Light Switch
If you find you have no brake lights one of the most common solutions to the problem is the brake light switch. These switches fail often. Here's how to replace the switch.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Bleeding Brakes
Great advice on how to make a messy job easier
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Brake Line Replacement
Inspect your brake lines every year and replace them at the first sign of trouble
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Front Brake Caliper Replacement
Replace your front brake calipers with the help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
ABS Sensor Replacement
Fix problems with your ABS system by replacing the sensors
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Parking Brake Cable Adjusting and Replacing
Parking brakes need adjusting when installing new cables, calipers or rotors and this article will show you how
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
 Cooling
Coolant Flush and Replacement
Replace your coolant and flush out the system with the help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Oil Cooler
Replace your leaking or faulty oil cooler with the help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement
Replace your old and leaking coolant tank with the help of this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Coolant Temperature Sensors Replacement
Getting faulty readings from your coolant temperature sensors. Replace it with help from Pelican Parts
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Windshield Washer Reservoir Pumps and Level Sender Replacement
See out your windshield by replacing your leaky reservoir or broken windshield washer fluid pump
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
 Fuel Injection
Low Fuel Pressure Sensor Replacement
Replace your low fuel pressure sensor with the help of this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
High Pressure Fuel Pump Sensor Replacement
Error codes from your high pressure fuel pump? Check the sensor first
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
High Pressure Fuel Pump Replacement
Failure of the high pressure fuel pump will leave you stranded, replace it at the first signs of trouble
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Fuel Pump Replacement
Restore proper fuel pressure by replacing your fuel pump
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Fuel Filter
Don't get stranded by a clogged fuel filter, change your filter today.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
 Body
Under Body Tray Removal
You will need to remove the under trays to perform most work on the motor, let this article show you how.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Removing Your Wheelwell Liners
You need to remove the wheelwell liners to get access to many things. Learn how here
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Removing Your Radiator Grill and Badge
Spruce up the look of your car with a new Radiator grill or Badge
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Exterior Trim and Fog Light Replacement
Change the bulbs, polish the lens or replace the side and fog lights with help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Front Bumper Removal
This article will show you how to remove the front bumper
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Headlight Assembly and Bulb Replacement
See better by replacing your headlight bulbs with the help of this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Hood Lock Replacement
If the hood will not close or the door locks will not engage you may need a new hood lock
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Removing the Lock Carrier
You will need to remove the lock carrier to perform many of the jobs on the front side of the motor
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
AC Compressor and Condenser Replacement
Get your A/C system running cold again by replacing your compressor or condenser.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Blower Motor Replacement
Get working heat and A/C again by replacing your blower motor
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Removing Your Glove Box
Remove or replace your glove box with these step by step directions
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement
Replace your wiper motor at the first sign of trouble
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Wiper Blade Replacement
One often overlooked wear item on your car is the wiper blades. This is one of those things that can easily ruin your day if the weather suddenly turns bad. Replace them in 15 minutes. It's easy.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Instrument Cluster Removal
Replace your instrument cluster with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
DSG Shift Knob Removal
Freshen up the look of your interior with a new shift knob
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Window Switches Replacement
Get your windows working again by replacing your window switches
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Ignition Switch and Lock Cylinder
Replace your lock cylinder or ignition switch at the first signs of trouble
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Accelerator Pedal
If you replace your accelerator pedal you will need to reprogram it
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Removing the Lower Dash
Remove your lower dash panels to get access to other components
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Exterior Door Handles
Replace worn or broken door handles and lock tumblers with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Removing Your Front Door Panels
This article will show you how to remove your door panels
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Sunroof Motor
Replace a failing sunroof motor before it leaves you getting rained on
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Exterior Mirror Replacement
Everything you need to know from replacing the mirror to the entire mirror assembly is in this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Hood and Hatch Shocks Replacement
Stop the hood and hatch from falling on your head by replace tired or worn out shocks with help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Seats Replacement
Remove your front and rear seats with the step by step instruction in this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Rear Center Console Removal
Remove your rear center console with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Removing Your Front Center Console
Remove the front center console with these step by step instructions
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Interior Panel Removal
This article shows you how to remove your interior body panels
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Removing Your Front Door Skins
You will need to remove the exterior door skins to access several of the doors components. This article will show you how.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Door Locks and Backing Plates
Replace your door lock and handle before you get locked out of your car
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Your Window Regulator and Motor
Get your windows working again by replacing the worn out window regulators
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Taillight Bulbs and Assembly Replacement
Replace burnt out or damaged tail light bulbs or assemblies with the help from this article.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Hatch Panel Removal
Get access to the rear wiper motor or latch by removing the hatch trim panel
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Rear Wiper Motor Replacement
Replace a worn out or failing rear wiper motor with the help of this article.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Hatch Handle and Latch Replacement
Locked out of your hatch? This article should solve all your problems
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Rear Bumper Removal
Freshen up that tired or damaged rear bumper cover
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
 Suspension
Changing Your Dog Bone Mount
Stop unwanted engine torque movements by replacing your Dog Bone Mount.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Front Struts
Improve the handling of your car by replacing your front struts and springs
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Stabilizer Bar Drop Link Replacement
Over time, the connecting link wears out and gets play in the ends. Replace your stabilizer bar drop links to fix this problem.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Front Control Arm Bushings
Tighten up the feel of your suspension with new control arm bushings
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Removing Your Steering Wheel and Airbag
Safely remove your steering wheel and airbag
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Tie Rod Replacement
Sloppy steering? It may be time to change your tie rods
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Front Wheel Bearing Replacement
Howling noise from the front wheels may mean it is time to replace the wheel bearing
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Rear Stabilizer Bar and Links Replacement
Clunking sounds or squeaking when going over bumps can mean it's time for new sway bar bushings or links
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Front Drive Axle Replacement
If your CV joints go bad you will need to replace the drive axle
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Front Sway Bar Bushings
Clunking sounds or squeaking from the front end when going over bumps can mean it's time for new sway bar bushings
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Rear Springs
Improve your handling by changing rear springs
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Replacing Rear Shocks
Improve your handling by changing rear shocks
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Rear Bearing Carrier Replacement
If the rear wheel bearing went bad make sure to check your bearing carrier as well
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Rear Bearing Replacement
If the rear wheel bearing went bad make sure to check your bearing carrier as well
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
 Transmission
Transmission Oil Cooler Replacement
Keep your transmission running cool and strong by changing your transmission cooler. We show you how right here.
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
 Interior
Radio Removal
Remove or upgrade your radio with help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Climate Controls Removal
Replace your climate control unit is easy with help from this article
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
Center and Side Vent Removal
Learn how to remove your center and side vents here
     Applies to: R32 Mk V (2006-10)
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