Volkswagen Golf 2004 Golf Plus 2005 Maintenance Handbook

Volkswagen Golf 2004, Golf Plus 2005 Maintenance Handbook. Technical information should always be available to the foremen and mechanics, because their careful and constant adherence to the instructions is essential to ensure vehicle road-worthiness and safety. In addition, the normal basic safety precautions for working on motor vehicles must, as a matter of course, be observed.


Engine list

Service work

  • Information on long-life service and time or distance dependent service
  • Service tables
  • Delivery inspection
  • Oil change service
  • Interval service ▸2007
  • Interval service 2008▸
  • Interval service inspection ▸2007
  • Inspection service 2008▸
  • Time or distance dependent additional work


  • Raising vehicle with lifting platform and trolley jack
  • Sticker
  • Entries in service schedule
  • Connecting vehicle diagnostic tester
  • Vehicle identification number
  • Vehicle data sticker
  • Severe operating conditions
  • Engine code and engine number
  • RME fuel (biodiesel) for vehicles up to 05.2006
  • Type plate

Descriptions of work

  • Removable towing bracket: Check and clean if necessary
  • Swivel joints: Visual check
  • Driving light assist and cornering light: Check function
  • Automatic gearbox: Check ATF level, 09G gearbox
  • Automatic gearbox: Change ATF (09G gearbox)
  • Battery: Check battery terminal clamps for secure seating
  • Battery: Check using battery tester with printer VAS 5097A or VAS 6161
  • Checking tyres: Condition, wear pattern, tyre pressure, tread depth and age of tyres
  • Brake and clutch system: Change brake fluid
  • Brake fluid level: Check
  • Brake system and shock absorbers: Perform visual check for leaks and damage
  • Front and rear brake pads/linings: Check thickness
  • Checking diesel particulate filter
  • 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) 02E: Change oil and filter
  • Electric windows: Check positioning (open and close functions)
  • Vehicle system test: Perform test
  • Front passenger front airbag: Check key switch and “On/Off function”
  • Protective bellows: Visual check
  • Haldex coupling (Golf 4motion): Change oil
  • Poly V-belt: Adjust tension on engines without automatic tensioning roller
  • Poly V-belt: Check condition
  • Calibrating compass (for North American region)
  • Cooling system: Check frost protection and coolant level
  • Fuel filter: Renew
  • Air filter: Clean housing and renew filter element
  • Engine cover -top-: Removing and installing
  • Removing and installing engine compartment cover -bottom- (noise insulation)
  • Engine and components in engine compartment (from above and below): Perform visual check for leaks and damage
  • Engine oil level: Check
  • Engine oil: Drain or extract; renew oil filter and replenish engine oil
  • Performing road test (driving behaviour, noises, air conditioner etc.)
  • Wheel securing bolts: Tighten to prescribed torque setting
  • Reading radio code using vehicle diagnostic tester
  • Radio/radio navigation system: Enter PIN of anti-theft coding and store local radio stations to station buttons
  • Tyre pressure monitoring: Perform basic setting
  • Tyre repair set: Check bottle for damage and if used; check and enter date of tyre sealant
  • Dust and pollen filter: Clean housing and renew filter element
  • Headlight adjustment: Check
  • Service interval display: Reset
  • Service interval display: Recode
  • Sunroof: Check function, clean and grease guide rails
  • Sliding sunroof drains: Check flow and clean if necessary
  • Window wash/wipe system and headlight washer system: Check function
  • Wiper blade protection: Remove
  • Wiper blades: Check park position
  • Track rod ends: Check play, security and boots
  • Auxiliary heater: Set weekday in menu of combi-instrument
  • Door arrester: Grease
  • Transportation mode: Switch off
  • Transportation devices: Remove blocking pieces from front axle springs
  • Underbody: Visual check for damage to underbody sealant, underbody panels, routing of lines, plugs etc
  • Clock and date: Set to correct time
  • Toothed belt and toothed belt tensioning roller: Renew (TDI unit injector)
  • Camshaft drive toothed belt: Renew (only 2.0 l FSI and TFSI)
  • Camshaft drive toothed belt: Check (4-cylinder petrol engines 1.4 l 55 kW and 1.6 l 75 kW)
  • Spark plugs: Renew
  • Front and rear final drive: Check oil leve

Exhaust emissions test

  • Exhaust emissions test for petrol engines
  • Exhaust emissions test for diesel engines without OBD
  • Exhaust emissions test for diesel engines with OBD


Edition 11.2009 (K0058991520)
Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 185

Volkswagen Golf 2004 Golf Plus 2005 Maintenance Handbook