2003-2010 VW Beetle Hatchback Power Window Regulator (without Motor) Front Pair

Part Details

  • Operation: Power
  • Location: Front
  • Quantity: Pair

This part replaces:

  • OE # 1C0 837 656C
  • OE # 1C0 837 655C

  • New

These replacement power window regulators are just what you need to get your vehicle in good shape again!


  • Comes as a PAIR:
    • Includes both the LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) FRONT
  • Does NOT include the power window motor
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 1C0 837 656C, 1C0837656C, 1C0 837 655C, 1C0837655C
  • Power operation
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Not correct for Convertible Models

These power window regulators make great replacements and have good cost savings over the dealer units.



  • This repair is easier than you may think. You'll find our installation videos helpful. In our experience removing and replacing the door panel is the most involved step in the repair. On most vehicles this only requires removing a few screws and push in clips.
  • You'll get a great feeling of accomplishment after you complete this repair knowing you saved money,and you didn't have to give up your car for a day at the repair shop. Your passengers and other drivers will be amazed.

Fit guaranteed

  • 1A Auto will refund you with no hassle, if this Window regulator does not fit the application stated.
  • You can use your existing hardware and wiring harnesses. This Regulator will install just as your original does. Save time and money.


  • Be confident this part will work right. Every regulator is tested after assembly to make sure all mechanisms are working correctly.
  • It is important that your new regulator works for a long period of time. The design of this regulator is tested to withstand 10,000 cycles. That is enough to raise and lower your window 3 times per day for 9 years.
  • Nothing is more frustrating than taking your car apart and finding the part you purchased does not fit. You want the part to fit. This design is test fit on an actual door. When you install it, you will have no issues.


  • Windows that don't work can be frustrating. They can also hurt your vehicles value. An inoperable window could mean $200-$500 discounted off a dealer trade value or asking price.
  • Some shops and dealers charge more for parts and repairs when they think you don't know what is involved. Now you can get the value you deserve. Knowing what this repair entails can be the difference between the value of doing it yourself, or the pain of a costly repair bill.

  1. Remove the door panel
    • Use a putty knife to carefully pry off the door pull.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the three screws now exposed.
    • Remove the three T20 screws on the bottom of the door panel.
    • Use a door panel clip tool or a putty knife to pry off the door panel.
    • Lift the door panel up and off.
    • Disconnect the wiring from the back of the door panel.
  2. Remove the inner door panel.
    • Pull out the plugs in the inner door panel to reveal T30 screws.
    • Remove the T30 screws that secure the regulator motor.
    • Disconnect the window motor and carefully pull the window regulator motor off.
    • Position the window in place to access the two exposed T30 screws better.
    • Unscrew the T30 screws.
    • Tape up the window.
    • Unplug your speaker.
    • Remove the wiring harness from the clips anchoring it to the inner door panel.
    • Remove the 10 mm bolts securing the inner door panel.
    • Pry the inner door panel off with a flat blade screwdriver.
    • Carefully remove the inner door panel, working around the door lock.
    • Unplug the last wiring harness and unthread the cables from the inner door panel.
  3. Remove and replace the window regulator.
    • Use a drill to remove the rivets to remove the window actuator.
    • Install the new window regulator using flat head bolts to replace the rivets.
  4. Install the inner door panel.
    • Thread all the cabling and wiring back through the inner door panel.
    • Bolt the panel back in place with a 10 mm socket and ratchet.
    • Plug all the wiring back in.
    • Untape the window and guide it back into place on the regulator tracks.
    • Bolt the window regulator motor back in and screw in all the T30 screws.
    • Pin all the wiring harnesses back into their neat little anchoring clips on the inner panel.
  5. Put the interior outer door panel back on.
    • Check out our other videos for more detailed instructions on the re-installation of the interior outer door panel.

How-to Video:

(15:23 min)

Tools List:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drill Bit

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Torx Driver
  • T30 Torx Driver

This part replaces:

  • OE # 1C0 837 656C
  • OE # 1C0 837 655C

Vehicle Fit

  • 1998-2002 VW Beetle Power Window Regulator (without Motor) Front Pair
  • 2003-2010 VW Beetle Hatchback Power Window Regulator (without Motor) Front Pair
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Part #: 1AWRK00257

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