VW Golf / GTI / Jetta
1985-1992

 

Installation of the Triple Gauge Panel requires removal of the center console from the car and cutting out of the ashtray/lighter area. This can be accomplished with simple hand tools such as a Dremel with a cutoff blade and a sharp knife. Sand paper and a file are also recommended for smoothing the newly cut edges

Installation of the Triple Gauge Panel requires removal of the center console from the car and cutting out of the ashtray/lighter area. This can be accomplished with simple hand tools such as a Dremel with a cutoff blade and a sharp knife. Sand paper and a file are also recommended for smoothing the newly cut edges.

 

Front view of center console with ashtray.

Front view of center console with ashtray.

 

Front view of center console after removing ashtray.

Front view of center console after removing ashtray.

 

Rear view of center console.

Rear view of center console.

 

Begin by rough-cutting out the ashtray/lighter area approximately 1/2" from the front. This makes final trimming easier.

Begin by rough-cutting out the ashtray/lighter area approximately 1/2″ from the front. This makes final trimming easier.

 

Rear view of center console after cutting.

Rear view of center console after cutting.

 

Carefully trim the opening to the final shape.

Carefully trim the opening to the final shape.

 

Hold the gauge panel in place and mark where the console will require cutting for outer gauges. Note that the rounded corners are placed towards the bottom

Hold the gauge panel in place and mark where the console will require cutting for outer gauges. Note that the rounded corners are placed towards the bottom.

 

After the notches for the outside gauges have been cut, smooth the rough edges with sandpaper.

After the notches for the outside gauges have been cut, smooth the rough edges with sandpaper.

 

Attach the center gauge to the Triple Gauge Panel with it's U-shaped bracket and place it in the console. Install the outer gauges and attach the U-shaped brackets, bending the outer leg so it clamps securely to the center console.

Attach the center gauge to the Triple Gauge Panel with it’s U-shaped bracket and place it in the console. Install the outer gauges and attach the U-shaped brackets, bending the outer leg so it clamps securely to the center console.

 

The Triple Gauge Panel is held in place by bending the outer two legs of the U-clamps so they clamp to the plastic.

The Triple Gauge Panel is held in place by bending the outer two legs of the U-clamps so they clamp to the plastic.

 

Installation is complete!

Installation is complete!