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How to Replace Door Lock Cylinder 10-14 Volkswagen GTI

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  1. step : Removing the Door Lock Cylinder (0:30)
    • Remove the door lock cylinder cover
    • Pry out the rubber boot on the side of the door
    • Remove the sticker to the left of the T20 torx screw
    • Remove the T20 Torx screw
    • Insert a Phillips screwdriver to the door lock cylinder
    • Insert the key to the door lock cylinder
    • Turn the Phillips screwdriver and remove the door lock cylinder
  2. step : Installing the Door Lock Cylinder (1:43)
    • Insert the door lock cylinder into place
    • Tighten the T20 screws to the door lock cylinder
    • Replace the sticker
    • Replace the boot
    • Replace the door lock cylinder cover

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In this video, we are removing and replacing the driver's side outside door lock cylinder. If you need any parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

Take your key, go underneath, and pull off this cover. Take a flat blade tool. Get underneath this rubber grommet. And then, there's a little sticker right here, and pull the sticker off. With a T20, I'm going to take this Torx screw out. There's a screw in here that you don't want to pull it out all the way. We just want to loosen it. I'm going to take our key, put this in here, and turn it to the right. As I'm pulling on it, loosen up the bolt. There we go, and that comes out.

We're going to reinstall this. We had it twisted slightly when we pulled it out, so we just want to turn it a little bit. Pull this door handle out. Before I tighten it up, over here, I'm just going to make sure it works and it does. Tighten this, T20. That will lock the door lock in place. Just screwing it up. Install this T20. Just snug it down and put our sticker back in the hole and our rubber grommet. Take our cover, pull the door handle out, slide it in the top. Snap it in.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver

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