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How To Install Replace Front Window Regulator 1999-06 VW Volkwagen Jetta Golf

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:43)
    • Pry off the door pull panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the window switch panel up and out
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Remove the three Phillips head screws from behind the door pull
    • Remove the three T20 Torx bolts
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the front top corner of the door panel
    • Pry the door panel off by hand
    • Pull the door panel up and off the window sill
    • Pull the door handle cable out of the door cable
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Disconnect the remaining wiring harnesses
  2. step : Removing the Window Regulator Panel (2:39)
    • Disconnect the mirror wiring harness
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness
    • Disconnect the window motor wiring harness with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the wiring from the tabs in the regulator panel
    • Pull out the wiring gasket
    • Flip down the rubber window covers
    • Remove the three T30 bolts from the window motor
    • Remove the window motor
    • Raise the window by hand
    • Remove the two T20 bolts from the window clamps
    • Separate the window from the window clamps
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the regulator panel
    • Push the clip back through the regulator panel
    • Slide the regulator panel back and down
    • Push the door handle cable through the panel
    • Push the tab out of the door
    • Angle the regulator panel down and lift the panel off of the lock rod, pushing the gasket through
    • Disconnect the lock rod wiring harness
  3. step : Assembling the New Regulator Panel (5:38)
    • Remove the rubber caps from the regulator panel
    • Remove the wiring harness clips with needle nose pliers
    • Remove the speaker cover
    • Drill out the four rivets that hold the speaker
    • Pry off the speaker with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Insert the speaker into the new regulator panel
    • Insert the rivets into the speaker with a rivet gun
    • If you don’t have a rivet gun, use coarse-threaded bolts
    • Put the speaker cover onto the speaker
    • Insert the wiring harness clips into the new regulator panel
    • Push the rubber caps into the new window regulator
  4. step : Installing the New Window Regulator (7:36)
    • Pull the lock rod wiring harness through the regulator panel
    • Push the wiring gasket into place
    • Reconnect the lock rod wiring harness
    • Push the door handle cable and gasket through the panel
    • Put the lock rod and gasket through the panel
    • Push the panel into place, being sure not to pinch the wiring harnesses
    • Insert the 10mm bolts into the regulator panel
    • Loosen the 10mm bolts on the window clamps
    • Slide the window into its clamps
    • Tighten the 10mm clamp bolts
    • Put the rubber caps on
    • Push the window motor into place
    • Insert the three T30 bolts into the motor
    • Reconnect all the wiring harnesses to the regulator panel
    • Push the window motor harness tab up to lock the harness in place
    • Push the wiring onto the wiring clips
    • Hold the wiring to the clips with electrical tape if necessary
  5. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (10:41)
    • Reconnect the wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Attach the door handle cable to the door handle
    • Slide on the door handle cable clip
    • Slide the panel into place
    • Pull the window switch wiring harness through the door pull cavity
    • Push the door panel clips in
    • Insert the three Phillips head screws into the door pull
    • Insert the three T20 screws into the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the Phillips head screw into the door panel
    • Reconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Push the window switch panel into place
    • Push the door pull panel into place

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video we're going to show you how to replace a front window regulator on this 2004 Volkswagen Jetta and we show you on the driver side, but the passenger side is similar in procedure. The items you need is a new window regulator from 1AAuto.com, flat blade screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, T20 and T30 Torx bits and ratchet, 10mm socket, pliers, drill with 5/16 inch drill bit, rivet gun and rivets and some electrical tape.

Start off by prying off this panel inside your pull handle. Now lift your switch panel up and out and just push the tab on this harness and disconnect it and then using a Phillips screwdriver you want to remove these three Phillips screws. We'll just fast forward as Don removes those and at the bottom of your door panel you want to remove these three T20 Torx bolts and we'll fast forward as Don removes those. Then just remove this Phillips screw up here in the top corner of your door panel. Reach in behind the door panel and just pull out, release the clips then lift it up in out of the window and over the lock .Then, you want to pull back on this clip and lift the hook up and out of the door handle. Push the tab on this harness and release it and the same for this, push the tabs on either side of this harness and pull it free and then just push the tabs on the rest of these harnesses and pull them free and now your door panel is free. Pull these harnesses from this bracket and you just push the tabs on either side and pull the harnesses free and do the same thing for the speaker harness and for this harness you want to just pry down the bottom. Once you pry down hard enough the harness will pop free and you just pull it off. Then, pull the harness from these tabs on the door and you could just pull these clips right out of the door but they typically break so we recommend doing it this way and just pulling the harness from them. Now, just pull this gasket out.

Flip down these two rubber covers and now remove these three T30 bolts and we'll just fast forward as Don does this. Now, the motor will just pull free. Now the motor is removed you can lift the window up by hand and you want to just lift it up until you can see these clamps on the window right here and then you want to remove those two T20 bolts. Now separate those clamps from the window and pull the window up and now you want to remove the series of 10 mm bolts lining the window regulator. Now, we'll just fast forward as Don removes these. Using a flat blade screwdriver push the four tabs on this clip and push it through the panel. Now, you want to lift the panel up and slide it to the outside of the vehicle and then down. Now, push the door handle cable through the panel and then push this tab on the side here up and over the edge of the door and angle the door panel down, pull he regulator out and then lift it up and over the lock rod pushing this gasket through. Now, just release this harness by pushing on the tab and pulling it free.

Next, remove these two rubber caps and using a pair of pliers just pinch the sides of these clips and just pull them free. We'll fast forward as Don does the rest of these. Next you want to drill out these four rivets that hold in your speaker and we'll just fast forward as Don does this and it helps to remove that top cover when you do this. Ppry the speaker free.

On the left is the old window regulator; on the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they're going to fit exactly the same. Reattach the speaker, lie it up and make sure that you have the connector for the harness facing up and we're using rivets to rivet it up together. You can do it this way or some appropriate size coarse thread or sheet metal bolts will work to attach it as well. If you removed it replace the top part of the speaker and then replace those harness clips. Then remove the packing wire tie and then push these rubber caps into your new window regulator.

Pull this harness back through your regulator panel, pulling that gasket into place. Reclip the harness to the panel and then reconnect the harness. Push the door handle cable back through the panel and then put it up over the lock rod and over the gasket, tuck the regulator back up into the door, making sure your harnesses aren't going to get pinched behind it and then push it back up into place. You do want to make sure that you pull your door handle cable gasket back through the panel. Now do the same thing with your lock rod gasket and pull it back up through and into the panel and then put this insulation back down over your lock rod, if it fell off, and replace those 10mm bolts. We'll just fast forward as Don does this.

Now, you want to loosen up these 10mm bolts on your new window clamps and then you want to make sure that those clamps separate and then slide your window down into place and once it's securely in the clamps just tighten up those bolts. Push those rubber caps back into place and replace your motor and replace those three T30 bolts. Now, reconnect your harnesses and with your motor harness make sure that you push that tab back up to lock it. Now if you pull these clips out with the harness then you can just push the clips back in. If you pulled the harness from the clips then you just want to retape them to those clips with some electrical tape. Now to reinstall your door panel, you just want to reconnect these harnesses and then take your door handle rod and you want to hook it back into the door handle and then slide that clip back into the door handle. Now, put the panel up over the lock rod and then down into the window sill. Make sure you pull your harness for your switch back up through and then line up the clips and hit them back into the door. Now, we'll fast forward as Don replaces and tightens up those three Phillips screws. Then, replace those three T20s and replace that Phillips screw up in the top corner and tighten it up. Now reconnect your switch panel and then just push the panel down into place and then line up this panel and push it firmly into place and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • Drill
  • 5/16 Inch Drill Bit

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Electrical Tape
  • Coarse Threaded Bolts (to replace rivets)

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Rivet Gun & Rivets

2000 - 2006  Volkswagen  Golf
1999 - 1999  Volkswagen  Golf
2005 - 2005  Volkswagen  Jetta
1999 - 1999  Volkswagen  Jetta
2000 - 2004  Volkswagen  Jetta

99-11 VW Golf Front Door Power Window Regulator w/o Motor (w/Panel) LF

VW Golf Jetta Front Driver Side Power Window Regulator TRQ

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 125-59026, 125-58816
  • Dorman 740-924
  • OE # 1J4837461F
  • TRQ WRA52749

Part Details

  • Operation: Power
  • Regulator Option: without Motor
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