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How To Remove Install Inside Front Door Panel 2005-10 Volkswagen VW Jetta

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Created on: 2015-01-21

In this video, 1A Auto shows you how to remove the front door panel in a 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Interior Door Panel
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • For the passenger side, pull out the pull handle
    • Remove the inner handle
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws behind the inner handle
    • Remove the three T20 Torx screws on the bottom of the panel
    • Remove the T20 Torx screw at the front top corner of the door panel
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring lead
    • Disconnect the trunk switch wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Interior Door Panel
    • Connect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • Connect the speaker wiring lead
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the T30 screws into the door panel bracket
    • Insert the T20 screw at the top front corner of the door panel
    • Insert the three T20 screws at the bottom of the door panel
    • Slide the interior door handle into place
    • Push the switch panel in place

Tools needed

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

    T20 Driver

    T30 Bit


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Hi, I'm Mike 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 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. We show you on the driver side but the passenger side is a similar procedure. The items you'll need for this are a T20 Torx driver, a T30 Torx bit and ratchet, and a flat blade screwdriver.

Pry up on the front of the switch panel, and if it doesn't pop up entirely then just pry it from the back. Then it'll pull free, and you can just pull that out. The passenger side is similar, but instead of prying out the switch panel, you want to just pry out on this pull handle. Behind it, you'll see these two T30 screws. You want to slide the inner part of the handle back towards the door and out. Then there are the two T30 screws on the driver's side. Then there are four T20 screws, three at the bottom and one up at the top inside. We'll fast-forward here as I remove all those screws. Then just pull out on the edge of the door panel. You want to do this all the way around the outside edge. Once you've released all of those clips, just slide the door panel up and out of the window sill.

Then pull the door panel back. Push out on this clip, and then unhook the cable from the door handle, and then push the tabs on either side of this harness for your speaker and just disconnect it. Then push the tab on this harness while lifting up on that purple lever and the harness will release. Then your door panel's free. Pry of this panel on the side of the door and any clips that get left behind, pull them out and then just slide them back into place on the panel.

Now, to replace your door panel, reconnect this harness and push that purple lever back down. Reconnect your speaker, and then re-hook your door handle cable into place. Slide that back and put the cable back in. Put your door panel back up to the window sill, and make sure the clips on the edges have lined up, and then hit them back into place. Now, we'll fast-forward as Mike replaces those two T30s and the four T20 screws and tightens them up. Slide this handle back into place, and then put your switch panel back down. You're all set.

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