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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2003 Volkswagen Golf. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Golf and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Golf for potential trouble spots. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Golf. For most Volkswagens, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If you can't do this, see our parts page to find a Volkswagen Golf oil filter wrench. If your Golf is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Golf.
Most Volkswagens have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Golf. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 4 Cyl. (4 Door)
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 4 Cyl. (4 Door)
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 4 Cyl. (4 Door)
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 4 Cyl. (4 Door)
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 4 Cyl. (4 Door)
Don't be the guy with your third brake light burnt out2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L 4 Cyl. (4 Door)