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Hi Guys,
This part got torn off of my '03 Golf GLS a few weeks back. Since then I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to identify it and get a proper part number so I can replace it.
Can anyone out there help me ID it?
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Re: Part ID Help (XavRI)

save yourself headache... just buy a skid plate... you might need one later. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Part ID Help (stv1der)

Quote, originally posted by stv1der »
save yourself headache... just buy a skid plate... you might need one later. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Quote, originally posted by stv1der »
save yourself headache... just buy a skid plate... you might need one later. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Quote, originally posted by stv1der »
save yourself headache... just buy a skid plate... you might need one later. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


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Just because I have needed mine minimum three times a week!
 

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Re: Part ID Help (tchristemac)

It's just a lower splash shield, so your engine doesn't get rocks and road debris blasted into it. You don't really need it, but that's your call.
 

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Re: Part ID Help (White Jetta)

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It's just a lower splash shield, so your engine doesn't get rocks and road debris blasted into it. You don't really need it, but that's your call.

The major reason is to keep water out of the engine compartment. You should not drive the car without it or you risk electrical issues that can leave you stranded.
 

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Re: Part ID Help (GTINC)

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The major reason is to keep water out of the engine compartment. You should not drive the car without it or you risk electrical issues that can leave you stranded.

I experienced this firsthand when the dealership forgot to replace my lower and two side splash shields.
 

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Re: Part ID Help (Mr. Rictus)

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I experienced this firsthand when the dealership forgot to replace my lower and two side splash shields.

Recall that VW had to add additional shields to the Mk3 due to an issue with the way they where originally produced. The water would cause the accessory drive belt to slip badly.
 

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Re: Part ID Help (GTINC)

mines been off for 100,000km over the course of three canadian winters with no problems yet *knock on wood*
 

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Re: Part ID Help (GTINC)

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The major reason is to keep water out of the engine compartment.

And that wet stuff too http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Thanks for all the quick replies guys. Looking for this part online has been a pain.
For the time being I'll clean and fix the one that fell out, but before winter arrives I'll get a DG Panzer to put in.
 
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