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Pelican Technical Article:

Front Wheel Liner Removal

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

T25 Torx Driver, floor jack, jack stands, wheel chocks, safety glasses

Applicable Models:

VW Jetta GL (1999-05)
VW Jetta GLS (1999-05)
VW Jetta Wolfsburg (1999)

Parts Required:

Front wheel liner

Hot Tip:

Watch out for spiders and dirt

Performance Gain:

Clean wheel 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 car's 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 much easier to remove them with the wheels removed. Raise and support the vehicle then remove the wheels. See our article on Jacking Up Your Mk4 Jetta for more information.

It is also a good idea to remove the liners for periodic cleaning. A lot of dirt and grime can collect behind the liners, usually resulting in a large amount of dirt spilling all over you when the liner comes free from the car.

Left and Right sides of car - Loosen and remove the three T25 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the bottom edge of the fender liner to the front of the fender.
Figure 1

Left and Right sides of car - Loosen and remove the three T25 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the bottom edge of the fender liner to the front of the fender.

Left and Right sides of car: Loosen and remove the three T25 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the bottom edge of the fender liner to the rear of the fender.
Figure 2

Left and Right sides of car: Loosen and remove the three T25 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the bottom edge of the fender liner to the rear of the fender.

Left and Right sides of car: Loosen and remove the four T25 Torx screws (green arrows) around the edge of the fender.
Figure 3

Left and Right sides of car: Loosen and remove the four T25 Torx screws (green arrows) around the edge of the fender.

Left and Right sides of car: Loosen and remove the T25 Torx screw towards the front of the strut (green arrow).
Figure 4

Left and Right sides of car: Loosen and remove the T25 Torx screw towards the front of the strut (green arrow).

Figure 5

Left and Right sides of car: Don't forget to loosen and remove the T25 Torx screw up near the rear of the strut (green arrow)

Left and Right sides of car: Start from the back of the fender and pull the liner out from the bottom.
Figure 6

Left and Right sides of car: Start from the back of the fender and pull the liner out from the bottom.

Left and Right sides of car: Now carefully pull the lip of the wheel liner (green arrow) out from behind the edge of the fender (yellow arrow) until you can remove the liner from the fender.
Figure 7

Left and Right sides of car: Now carefully pull the lip of the wheel liner (green arrow) out from behind the edge of the fender (yellow arrow) until you can remove the liner from the fender.

And here's the finished result with the liner removed.
Figure 8

And here's the finished result with the liner removed. Installing the wheel liners is the reverse order of removal.


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