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How To Remove Front Door Panel 00-05 VW Jetta

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How To Remove Front Door Panel 00-05 VW Jetta

Created on: 2014-04-01

How to remove or replace the interior door panel trim on your vehicle. You need to remove the door panel for a number of different repairs, for example door handles, window regulators, power window motors, door locks and more. This video, will help you do this on 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, Volkswagen Jetta.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • 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 from the bottom of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the top front corner of the door panel
    • Pry the door panel off by hand
    • Pull the door panel up and off of the window sill
    • Pull back the door handle latch cable clip with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the latch cable from the door panel
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Connect the latch cable to the door handle
    • Slide the latch cable clip into place
    • Put the door panel in place on the window sill
    • Pull the window switch wiring harness through the door pull cavity
    • Push the door panel clips in
    • Insert the three Phillips screws behind the door pull
    • Insert the three T20 Torx Bolts into the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the top front corner of the door panel
    • Connect the wiring harness to the window switch panel
    • Push the switch panel into place
    • Push the door pull panel into place

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

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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 remove and replace the door panel on this 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. We show you on the driver's side, but the passenger side is a similar procedure. The items you'll need for this are a flat blade screwdriver, T20 Torx bit and ratchet, and a Phillips screwdriver.

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. Then using a Phillips screwdriver, you want to remove these three Phillips screws and we'll just fast forward as Don removes those. 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 the door panel. Reach in behind the door panel and just pull out, release the clips and then lift it up in and out of the window sill 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. Do the same for this. Push the tabs on either side of this harness and pull it free. Then just push the tabs on the rest of these harnesses and pull them free. Now your door panel is free.

Now, to reinstall your door panel, you just want to reconnect these harnesses. 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. 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:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver


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