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    Sagging bonnet lining easy fix

    I tried searching for this issue on here but didnít find anything. The bonnet lining on my Mk 6 GTI sags because the tabs donít got into the slots very well anymore and itís annoying to see this each time I open the bonnet. Somewhere on the net I found some pics of a cool fix so I did something similar myself. It involved cutting some relatively hard plastic (I used an empty engine oil container) into a certain shape to act as clips to hold those tabs. So far so good, even when the engine bay is warm. See pictures for an idea of what I did and the shape/dimensions of the clips. I could have done them a little neater but they do the trick and are relatively unobtrusive.
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    Good thinking - it does the job. I ended up removing the one in my Mk6 GTI as it was just so saggy and floppy it was embarrassing. I think once they start getting wet/moist they loose their stiffness and start sagging.

    The one of the firewall ends up doing the same thing after a while - i ended up replacing that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Good thinking - it does the job. I ended up removing the one in my Mk6 GTI as it was just so saggy and floppy it was embarrassing. I think once they start getting wet/moist they loose their stiffness and start sagging.

    The one of the firewall ends up doing the same thing after a while - i ended up replacing that one.
    Cheers mate. I thought about removing it but it's not terrible yet. Haven't noticed any issue with the one on the firewall yet, thankfully.

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