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How To Replace Fuel Door Switch 98-10 Volkswagen Beetle

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How To Replace Fuel Door Switch 98-10 Volkswagen Beetle

Created on: 2014-07-01

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a damaged, worn out, faulty or shorted fuel door switch on 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 Volkswagen Beetle

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws inside the door pull
    • Remove the three T20 Torx bolts from the bottom of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the door panel
    • Disconnect the latch cable from the door handle
  2. step 2 :Removing the Fuel Door Switch
    • Pry the fuel door switch out of the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
  3. step 3 :Installing the Fuel Door Switch
    • Push the fuel door switch into the door panel
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Connect the latch cable to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the three T20 bolts at the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screws into the door pull
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door pull

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the fuel door switch on this 2001 Volkswagen Beetle. The only tools that you're going to need for this are a flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, and a T20 Torx driver.

Start off by prying off this panel on your pull handle. Behind that, there are two Phillips screws. Just go ahead and remove both of those. At the bottom of the door panel there are three T20 Torx bolts. I'll go ahead and remove those three. Now, you want to just pull out on the panel just around the edges. Any screws that you loosened up all the way but wouldn't pull out entirely, they will fall out now so just keep an eye on where they go. When all the clips are free except the top of the door panel, you just want to reach up here and pull it out of the track and pull it forward. On the back of your door panel, you'll see a bunch of harnesses. Just push the tab and pull the harnesses free. Then for your door handle cable, just pull it out of the bracket and then unhook it. You can just disconnect this harness for your door lock. For these two larger harnesses down here, you just want to pry them free with a flat blade screwdriver. Then just push the tab on this harness and disconnect your courtesy light.

Flip the door panel over and, using a flat blade screwdriver, just pry on either side of your switch while pulling out on it, and the switch will pull free.

Take your new switch and just push it into place.

To reinstall your door panel, just reconnect each of those harnesses, and then reclip your door handle cable and just push it back into that bracket, and make sure you reconnect your courtesy light. Now, put the door panel back into the track and then just push it down. Then just hit in the clips around the edge of the door panel and then replace those three T20 screws and the two Phillips screws in the pull handle. Then just replace that panel and hit it into place and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver


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