Passat jack pad install
I’ve been playing about with cars for years and I’m always a little nervous that I’m going to mess something up and put a new hole in the floor of my car when I’m jacking it up.
Jack pads are the answer 🙂
Jack pads are rubber pads ( 8N0-804-583 ) that slot into factory designed stress points and are held in place with hard plastic bungs ( 8N0-803-855 ) to use as a lifting point for your jack.
What you need
- Flat bladed screwdriver, or similar
- Large socket
- The parts below
- 8N0-803-855 – x4 ( Left in the image below )
- 8N0-804-583 – x4 ( Right in the image below )
Step 1 – Tracking down the holes
The holes are covered by by thin plastic disks about 5 cm across that cover the holes you’ll fit the jack pads into. They be hidden pretty well with dirt.
I managed to get to these covers and remove them without jacking up the car. Using your flat bladed screwdriver push it under the edge of the covers and pop them off.
Step 2 – Prep work
Those cables you can see in the above pic are brake and fuel lines line so be careful.
I’d recommend giving these a good clean, it will help everything go smoothly in the next step.
Step 3 – Fitting the jack pads
You can see in the above pick how the jack pad fits perfectly in the jack.
I used some washing up soap to lube up the pad so it would slip in more easily. you are only inserting the first rubber part ( 8N0-804-583 ) of the jack pad. You’ll need to use a large socket, I think I used a 25 mm, to get the pad in place.
Using the same method as above lube up the second plastic part ( 8N0-803-855 ) and use the jack to insert it into the 1st part you fitted earlier.
Repeat that three more times and you have a life of fast jacking in front of you.
Any questions let me know.