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How to Replace Exterior Door Handle 93-99 Volkswagen Jetta

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How to Replace Exterior Door Handle 93-99 Volkswagen Jetta

Created on: 2013-03-18

Watch this video to learn how to replace an exterior door handle. The experts at 1A Auto show how to replace a broken or snapped outside door handle on your 93-98 Volkswagen Jetta or Golf.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Open the door
    • Remove the T30 Torx screw from the door
    • Slide the handle toward the front of the car
    • If necessary, put the key into the lock and turn it clockwise
    • Pull the door handle out, starting at the rear
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Door Handle
    • Put the front of the door handle into the door
    • Push the back of the handle in
    • Insert the key into the lock
    • Turn the key counterclockwise
    • Push the handle in
    • Turn the key back and pull it out
    • Test that the handle works
    • Push the handle in and toward the back of the car as you insert the T30 Torx screw

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

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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 replace an outside door handle. We show you the driver's front. The passenger's front is pretty much the same procedure. The only tool you will need is a T30 Torx driver.

You can see that my door handle's working fine, but a lot of times they do break internally. What you need to do is open up your door and there's a T30 screw right here. I'm using a T30 Torx driver. Remove that bolt. Slide your handle back like this and pull it out. If your handle is not functioning, you won't really need to do this but since this handle is not broken I actually have to use the key and just turn it clockwise a little bit and that allows the rod to come out. Then my handle comes out just like that.

A lot of times, what happens is this piece of plastic right here is what pulls on the lever in the door and this will break. That causes it not to work. Again, my handle's in fine shape so I'm going to reinstall.

On new handles from 1A Auto, this lock mechanism is all integrated into the handle. So the new handles from 1A Auto do come with a key. You want to, there's basically a rod inside of the door that goes up right through this slot. To put the handle back in you need to turn this counterclockwise. So put the front of the handle in first. Let's see here. Got to make sure you get it on the right angle. Make sure you push this. You've got to be pushing it forward. Push it in. Take your key and turn it counterclockwise and let it go. Slide the handle back and you can actually now test to make sure that everything works. Handle's working. Close it. Lock the door. Unlock the door. Everything is working correctly. So now just line up the hole for the bolt, put the bolt in, and tighten it up. You'll want to push your handle back and in as much as you can.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

1993 - 1998  Volkswagen  Golf
1995 - 1998  Volkswagen  Cabrio
1999 - 1999  Volkswagen  Jetta
1993 - 1998  Volkswagen  Jetta
1999 - 1999  Volkswagen  Golf

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