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Pelican Technical Article:

Removing Your Wheel Well Liners

Steve Vernon

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

T 25 Torx, Philips head screwdriver

Applicable Models:

VW Golf (1999-05)

Hot Tip:

Watch out for spiders

Performance Gain:

Clean liners equals less weight

Complementary Modification:

New brake lines

If you work on your own car you will eventually need to remove the wheel well liners to get access to many of the cars systems. This article will show you how to remove the liners. While it may be possible to remove them with the wheels on the car it is a lot easier to remove them with the wheels off the car.

Raise and support the vehicle then remove the wheels.

Please see our article on safely raising and supporting your vehicle.

To remove the liners use a T25 Torx and remove all the Torx screws along with the one Philips head screw fastening the liner to the car.

The Philips head fastener has a spacer in. take care not to lose it

Remove the liner by slipping it back away from the fender lip and then out of the car.

The rear liners are similar to the fronts with the exception that there is no Philips head screw or spacer hose as necessary.

Use a T25 Torx driver and remove all the fasteners.

Slip the liner in away from the fender lip and lower it out of the car.

Installation is the reverse of removal.

To remove the liners use a T25 Torx and remove all the Torx screws (red arrows) along with the one Philips head screw (yellow arrow) fastening the liner to the car.
Figure 1

To remove the liners use a T25 Torx and remove all the Torx screws (red arrows) along with the one Philips head screw (yellow arrow) fastening the liner to the car.

The Philips head fastener has a spacer in it, take care not to lose it (yellow arrow).
Figure 2

The Philips head fastener has a spacer in it, take care not to lose it (yellow arrow).

Remove the liner (red arrow) by slipping it back away from the fender lip and then out of the car.
Figure 3

Remove the liner (red arrow) by slipping it back away from the fender lip and then out of the car.

Use a T25 Torx driver and remove all the fasteners (red arrows).
Figure 4

Use a T25 Torx driver and remove all the fasteners (red arrows).

Slip the liner (red arrow) in away from the fender lip and lower it out of the car.
Figure 5

Slip the liner (red arrow) in away from the fender lip and lower it out of the car.

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