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How To Replace Driver Power Window Switch VW Passat 98-01

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  1. step : Removing the Master Window Switch Panel (0:52)
    • Pry out the panel inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry the switch master window switch panel out with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the switch panel
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
  2. step : Removing the Master Window Switch from the Switch Panel (1:21)
    • Remove the three Phillips head Screws from the window switch
    • Pull the switch out of the switch panel
  3. step : Installing the New Master Window Switch into the Switch Panel (1:39)
    • Push the new window switch into the switch panel
    • Start the three Phillips screws into the window switch
    • Insert the three Phillips screws into the window switch
  4. step : Reinstalling the Master Window Switch Panel (2:05)
    • Connect the wiring harness to the new window switch
    • Push the switch panel into place
    • Push in the switch panel clips
    • Push the door pull panel in

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In this video,we're going to show you how to replace the master window switch. Now, this is the driver's side window switch. Sometimes this can go bad. Water can get on it and short it out. One indicator is that the windows will not work from their own positions but they do work from the master window switch. Obviously, you check to make sure that you don't have the window lock button activated. The only tools you will need are a flat-blade screwdriver, and a Phillip screwdriver. This is the same for a '98 to '01 Jetta, the '01- to '05s may be a little different as far as taking the switch panel out.

You want to start by using a screwdriver. There is a little inner panel on your door pull and you pry that out right in the middle then take it out carefully. Now, use your flat blade screwdriver and pry in the back. There are clips all round the edge of that panel, so you just pull it up. It takes a firm pull, but it comes right out. Then, on the bottom side there is a connector, just press a tab and pull the connector free.

Now, we turn it over. On the back there are three screws that hold the switch in. I'll remove those. Then, we'll speed it up here as I take those out. Then quite simply, once those are out, the switch just pulls right out of that panel and a new switch from 1A Auto fits, right out of the box.

It's going to go in reinstall with the same three screws and plug in just like the original. Put it back in. Start that first screw that's easy to get to first. I always start my screws first. Start the other ones by putting the screws on the screwdriver and turning them upside down, then tighten them up nice and firm.

Once you have them tight, plug your panel back in or your switch back in and put the panel in place. Make sure you press it down well into all those clips. Make sure they set, then put your inner panel back on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

1998 - 2005  Volkswagen  Passat
2000 - 2005  Volkswagen  Jetta
1999 - 1999  Volkswagen  Jetta
2000 - 2006  Volkswagen  Golf
1999 - 1999  Volkswagen  Golf

99-06 VW Golf; 99-05 Jetta; 98-01 Passat 4DR Master Power Window Switch LF

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This part replaces:

  • Dorman 901-500
  • OE # 1J4959857D
  • DIY Solutions BSS00424
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