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Pelican Technical Article:

Removing Your Wheelwell Liners

Steve Vernon

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

T 25 Torx

Applicable Models:

VW GTI (2006-09)

Hot Tip:

Watch out spiders

Performance Gain:

Clean liners equals less weight
To remove the lower wheel liner; begin by removing the six lower T25 Torx screws (red arrows shown, yellow arrow not shown) holding the lower liner on.
Figure 1

To remove the lower wheel liner; begin by removing the six lower T25 Torx screws (red arrows shown, yellow arrow not shown) holding the lower liner on.

Next loosening the T25 Torx screw just in front of the strut (red arrow).
Figure 2

Next loosening the T25 Torx screw just in front of the strut (red arrow). The liner is not actually screwed to it so you just need to loosen it enough to allow the liner to slip out.

There are four T25 Torx screws holding the lower liner to the vehicle Three in the front of the wheel well (yellow arrows) and one on the lower front edge (not shown).
Figure 3

There are four T25 Torx screws holding the lower liner to the vehicle Three in the front of the wheel well (yellow arrows) and one on the lower front edge (not shown).

With the Torx screws removed (red arrows) and the inner Torx loosed (yellow arrow) you can slip the liner down and out from the vehicle.
Figure 4

With the Torx screws removed (red arrows) and the inner Torx loosed (yellow arrow) you can slip the liner down and out from the vehicle.

Figure 5

To remove the upper liner, remove the nine T25 Torx screws (yellow arrow shown, blue arrows not shown)

Figure 6

This photo illustrates the two T25 Torx screws on each side of the strut that where not shown inPicture 5 (red arrows)

With everything free pull the liner down (red arrow) and remove from vehicle.
Figure 7

With everything free pull the liner down (red arrow) and remove from vehicle.

Make sure to check the area between the liner and vehicle as it can accumulate a lot of dirt and debris (red arrow).
Figure 8

Make sure to check the area between the liner and vehicle as it can accumulate a lot of dirt and debris (red arrow).

To remove the rear liner, remove the seven T25 screws (red arrows) in the inside of the wheel arch and the one below (yellow arrow).
Figure 9

To remove the rear liner, remove the seven T25 screws (red arrows) in the inside of the wheel arch and the one below (yellow arrow).

Pull the liner (red arrow) down and out of the vehicle.
Figure 10

Pull the liner (red arrow) down and out of the vehicle. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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