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How To Replace Interior Door Handle 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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How To Replace Interior Door Handle 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

Created on: 2021-01-15

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handle on 01 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
    • Pry out the door panel by hand
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the door panel
    • Unclip the latch cable from the door handle
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the back of the door handle
    • Pry out the door handle tabs with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Push out the door handle from behind
    • Pry the switches out of the door handle
  3. step 3 :Installing the Door Handle
    • Push the switches into the door handle
    • Push the door handle into the door panel, starting at the rear
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door panel
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Clip the latch cable to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the three T20 Torx bolts into the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screws inside the door pull
    • Push on the door pull trim piece

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

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In this video we're going to show you how to replace an interior door handle on this 2001 Volkswagen Beetle. We show you on the driver side, but the passenger side is the same procedure. The tools you'll need for this are a flat blade screwdriver, a T20 Torx driver, and a Phillips screwdriver.

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. 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, 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. 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 your door panel over and then remove this Phillips screw on your door handle. Then, using a flat blade screwdriver, just pry out these tabs around the handle. Then push your door handle through and slide it forward. To remove this switch, you want to pry out on the tabs while applying pressure to the back of the switch. It'll push through. Then for this one, you want to pry out the tabs while applying pressure to the front of the switch. Now your door handle's free.

Take your new door handle and push your switches back into place. Slide the back end of the door handle in first. Then push the front end in. Then just make sure that each of those tabs reclips. Now replace the Phillips screw.

To reinstall your door panel, just reconnect each of those harnesses. Then re-clip your door handle cable and just push it back into that bracket. 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. Then replace those three T20 screws and the two Phillips screws in the pull handle. Just replace that panel and fit it into place and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver


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