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VW Golf / GTI / JETTA 1985-1992

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
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.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
Front view of center console with ashtray.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
Front view of center console after removing ashtray.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
Rear view of center console.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
Begin by rough-cutting out the ashtray/lighter area approximately 1/2″ from the front. This makes final trimming easier.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
Rear view of center console after cutting.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
Carefully trim the opening to the final shape.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
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.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
After the notches for the outside gauges have been cut, smooth the rough edges with sandpaper.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
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.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
The Triple Gauge Panel is held in place by bending the outer two legs of the U-clamps so they clamp to the plastic.

1985-1992 Golf/GTI/Jetta Gauge Panel Installation
Installation is complete!