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Just bought a 2006 2.5L NB. One of the center VW logo caps is missing. See different sizes on ebay 55mm, 56mm. Mine measure 56mm measured on the outside. Do they screw in, snap in? The recess in mine looks rather 'boogered up'. Bill
 

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They do snap in and out. However, the only safe way to remove them is to push them out from inside the dismounted wheel. There is no real lip to get a small thin screwdriver under the edge without some damage to the cap rim. The 56mm outside diameter of the cap itself is just the start of info you need. Turns out the retention ring just behind the cap can vary in diameter from 51mm to 54mm. Then the finger tabs also vary; some are thicker and have a larger O.D. too. The larger ones of these did not fit my 2008 wheels. To further add to the confusion, VW sourced these from several countries, including Italy, Germany, Lithuania and Latvia, and others. Even if you buy some from China, they still say "made in Germany". So, good luck.
 

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You might look at your old caps; to find the correct part number and order them that way. Otherwise, you might try the vw wheel database and the center cap part number, is listed, each according to the specific VW wheel listed. Check out the database here: (look at "center cap part #")

VW Audi stock OEM wheel picture gallery and database
 
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