Quote, originally posted by Miles267 » Need some help removing the splash shield that covers the oil filter/pan area on my GLI. For some reason, all but (2) of the Torx screws can be removed as I am unable to find any tool that fits into the center of the remaining two. Although brand new and unused these last two screws give the same feeling as if the head were stripped. Any ideas how to remove these?
Trying to be cautious and not pry them out so I can be sure to get them back in place.
If they are the plastic looking ones in the center you are speaking of, they are actually christmas tree likes connectors, the middle pulls out allowing the rest of the adapter to come out. I spent quite a while on those when I did my first oil change. Frustrating VW used such a bad design making it hard to service the filter. In comparison the first time I changed the oil in our new Saab it took me under 20 minutes total. That air deflector was properly positioned so it didn't nee removed to get to the filter. Good luck!