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How to Replace Interior Passenger Door Handle 04-09 Audi A4

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How to Replace Interior Passenger Door Handle 04-09 Audi A4

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handle on 05, 06, 07 Audi A4

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Disconnect the negative battery terminal
    • Pry off the silver panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the four Phillips screws from the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips screw underneath the panel
    • Pry off the trim cap underneath the arm rest
    • Remove the Phillips screw underneath the arm rest
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife and towel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Unlatch the door handle cable
    • Disconnect the window motor wiring harness
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Fixing the Door Panel Clips
    • Skip this step unless your bottom screw did not come out or the door panel clips fell out
    • For the screw, hold its clip with a pair of pliers
    • Remove the screw with a Phillips screwdriver
    • Reinstall the clip into the door with a hammer if necessary
    • Apply glue to any lost clips and insert them back into the door
  3. step 3 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Disconnect the power window switch wiring harness
    • Remove the nine T20 Torx screws from the arm rest
    • Remove the arm rest
    • Disconnect the door lock switch
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Remove the T20 screw from the door handle
    • Push the door lock through
    • Pull down on the handle and pry its locking tab open with a flat blade screwdriver
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Handle
    • Insert the door handle into place and lock it in place
    • Connect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Connect the door lock switch
    • Tighten the T20 screw to the door handle
    • Insert the arm rest into the door panel
    • Tighten the nine T20 Torx screws to the arm rest
    • Connect the power window switch wiring harness
  5. step 5 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the speaker wiring harness
    • Connect the window motor wiring harness
    • Latch the door handle cable
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips screw underneath the arm rest
    • Insert the Phillips screw underneath the panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Hammer

    Flashlight

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Glue

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 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 inside door handle replacement. We're going to do the passenger's front on this 2007 Audi A4. This procedure's probably similar for A4s and S4s. Items we'll use: a flat blade screwdriver, both regular and small size, Phillips screwdriver, T20 Torx driver and also pliers, glue, hammer and a flashlight can be helpful. You'll see how we use them on this vehicle.

There should be a panel covering your battery. Remove that, and then disconnect the negative terminal on your battery.

Remove the trim panel using your flat blade screwdriver. Then locate the six Phillips head screws that hold the door panel on. There's one underneath the panel, four behind the trim panel you removed, and one underneath the arm rest. There should be a cap that you pry off to access the screw. Remove the six screws using your Phillips head screwdriver. The bottom screw sometimes doesn't come out. You can still remove the panel without taking it out.

Now, unclip the panel. Sometimes plastic clips may come loose and fall out. We'll show you what to do with those later. Carefully pull the panel up and off, remove the door handle cable, and then use your flathead screwdriver to loosen and remove the harness from the window motor. Finally, remove the speaker harness from the speaker.

If the screw on the bottom of the panel didn't come out, use a pair of pliers to remove it. You might need to use a hammer to tap the clip back into the door. You might also want to glue in any clips that fell out during the panel removal.

On the back of the door panel, you'll want to unplug your power window switch. There's just a little tab that you press and pull that out, and then nine T20 Torx screws hold the arm rest in place. Now you can remove that arm rest.

Turn the door panel back over. Disconnect the door lock switch push down on that little tab and pull. Then the LED light, just twisted slightly, and pull out. Remove the T20 screw that holds the door handle in place. Push your door lock through. Then pull down on the handle while you pry the tab that locks it in place.

Install a new handle. Put it in place. When you're putting the handle in, you want to just make sure this tab comes all the way over the plastic here so the handle can go back. Reconnect your lock and the courtesy light. You might want to push on the back side. I'm pushing with the screwdriver just to hold that lens in place. Reinstall the T20 Torx screw.

Put the armrest back in place in the door panel. Turn around onto the back side. We'll fast-forward here as we just put those nine screws back in and tighten them up. Reconnect the power window wiring harness.

Reinstall the speaker wire harness and the power window harness, and reattach the door handle cable. Make sure the lip of the door panel sits inside the groove of the door. Push the panel down firmly, and then lock all other clips back into place. Reinstall the six Phillips head screws. Finally, clip the trim piece back into place. You can now reconnect your battery and replace the panel.

Thanks for tuning in. We hope this video helped you out. Next time you need parts for your car, please visit 1AAuto.com. Also check out our other helpful how-to and diagnosis videos.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Flashlight

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Glue

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver


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