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How to Replace Front Power Window Motor 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta

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  1. step : Removing the Interior Door Panel (0:34)
    • 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 : Removing the Window Motor (2:40)
    • Disconnect the window motor wiring harnesses
    • Remove the three T25 Torx screws
    • Pull off the window motor
  3. step : Installing the Window Motor (3:14)
    • Push the window motor into place
    • Insert the three T25 Torx screws into the motor
    • Connect the window motor wiring harnesses
  4. step : Reinstalling the Interior Door Panel (3:41)
    • 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

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the power window motor on this 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. We show you on the driver's side, but the passenger side is the same procedure. The items that you'll need for this are a T20 Torx driver, a T25 and T30 Torx bit and ratchet, and a flat blade screwdriver.

Pry open the front of the switch panel and if it doesn't pop up entirely, then just pry from the back. It will 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 the 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. 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. Now just pull out on the edge of the door panel, and 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 windowsill. Pull the door panel back. Push out on this clip and then unhook the cable from the door handle. Push the tabs on either side of this harness for your speaker and just disconnect it. Push the tab on this harness while lifting up on that purple lever. The harness will release, then your door panel is free.

Pull out on these red clips and then push the tabs on these harnesses and disconnect them. Remove these three T25 Torx screws. We'll fast forward as Mike does that. Your motor will pull free.

Take your new power window motor, line it up and push it into place. Replace those three T25 Torx screws and tighten them up. Now, reconnect your harnesses.

To replace your door panel, reconnect this harness. Push that purple lever back down. Reconnect your speaker. Re-hook your door handle cable into place. Slide that back and clip the cable back in. Put your door panel back up into the windowsill. Make sure the clips on the edges are lined up, and then hit them back into place. 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. Put your switch panel back down. You're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver
  • T25 Driver
  • T30 Bit

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