1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles

How to Replace Exterior Door Handle 93-99 Volkswagen Jetta

Share on:
  1. step : Removing the Door Handle (0:29)
    • 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 : Installing the New Door Handle (1:36)
    • 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

Brought to you by, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet.

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 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.

We hope this helps you out. Brought to you by, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

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

93-99 VW Jetta Golf Front Outside Door Handle w/Key PAIR

VW Cabrio Golf Jetta Front Exterior Door Handle with Keys Pair

This part replaces:

  • OE # 1HM8372083FZ x2

Part Details

  • Includes: with Keys
  • Quantity: Pair
How to Replace Blower Motor with Fan Cage 05-08 Volkswagen Jetta

How to Replace Blower Motor with Fan Cage 05-08 Volkswagen Jetta

Watch this video to learn how to fix your heat or A/C if the fan won't blow. The experts at 1A Auto show you how to replace the blower motor in your 05-13 Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, or Passat.

Search Videos
Go To Top


Same Day Shipping

In stock orders ship same day when ordered by 4pm ET. Need your parts faster? Select expedited shipping at checkout.


Guaranteed to Fit

Our team of auto experts work hard to provide you with the highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts. We know not all auto parts are created equal. This is why we enforce a strict level of product standards and sourcing with every part.


USA Customer Support

Our goal is to exceed our customers' expectations every day. We are a team of passionate auto enthusiasts who are here to help. If you have a question about our parts or a repair contact us.


Instructional Video Library

Our 1A Auto Video Library has thousands of how-to auto repair installation videos specific to year, make and model. Each video guides you with step-by-step instructions to empower you to tackle your own repairs on your car, truck, SUV, or van.