please be aware that this modification has been happening for years in many forms, we are merely supplying the adapters and golf MK4 dials to complete the kiT
you will need to cut off and remove the back of the dials to fit with the adapters
Do not force the original dials off the panel. If they do not come off easily we advise you not to make the modification. Easily means by hand with no more than gentle force. The original dials should pop off easily. if you pull hard or force them off you will break the mechanism inside. they will not come off unless they are set at 12 o'clock.
pop them back to us and we will refund in full.
Preparing the Aluminium Dials (Heater Dials only)
Use a hacksaw or a Junior Hacksaw to remove the stalks from the back of the dials. You will need to remove the stalk to level with the back of the dial. See photo at the base of the page.
Preparing the Adapters
Turn the dials to 12 o'clock and the FAN SPEED to No. 2 (12 o'clock). This will align the notch on the rear of the mechanism but again, do not force the dials off if they are stiff or stuck!
TAKE the two (large) adapters. the adapter on the left fits in the temperature dial, the middle adapter goes in the right dial & Slowly slide the adapters into the mechanism until you feel some resistance until they fit snugly into the panel.
take the centre adapter, do not push it into the panel! These are rectangular not square so ensure it is placed correctly.
We Have designed two notches to show 12 & 6 o'clock
you may need to rub this adapter with a small piece of glass paper to ensure a perfect fit. Due to the print size they can vary in tolerance during manufacture up to +0.30mm so Slide it in slowly and do not force it in. when it is placed inside the black stalk, turn turn one click to the left to fan speed 1. You don't really need to remove the adapters once you are happy with the fit but using a flat edged screwdriver firmly placed on the end of the black stalk just in case it is still too tight, This prevents any damage. The flat edged screwdriver can be used on the two side dials too if they need to be removed before fitting the new dials.
Once you have found the perfect fit, slide the aluminium dials over the adapters. The dials should sit flush with the dash and sit flush with the existing holes, this prevents light bleed. they do not need to be pushed inside the diameter of the hole as this will make the dials difficult to turn and bind on the panel.
remove the aluminium dials but not the adapters. You will need to use (Not Supplied) epoxy resin (araldite) to bond the adapter into the tube. epoxy is great as it gives you time to align the dials on the panel at 12 o'clock and Speed 1 for the centre one. place a VERY Small amount on the inside of the dial tube without using too much to stop it oozing out (really small as there is little tolerance to avoid a vacuum, and I mean really small)
switch on your sidelights; this is to ensure there is no light bleed out the back of the dials. once you are happy with the amount of glue used (you will get roughly 5 mins before it sets) place the new dials over the adapters allowing them to sit on the panel square and straight. give them a little spin and reset to 12 o'clock and speed 1.
Remove the stalks to level with the edge of the dials
Check the fit of the adapter to dial
Add a VERY SMALL dab of Epoxy Resin inside the tube - Do not add too much to avoid it oozing out the sides when the adapter is in!