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How To Replace Power Mirror Switch 98-10 Volkswagen Beetle

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:36)
    • 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 : Removing the Mirror Switch (2:48)
    • Pry out the mirror switch tabs with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Push out the mirror switch
  3. step : Installing the Mirror Switch (3:05)
    • Push the mirror switch into the door panel
  4. step : Installing the Door Panel (3:22)
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Clip the door latch cable to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the three T20 bolts into the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screw into the door pull
    • Push in the door pull trim piece

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a power mirror switch on this 2001 Volkswagen Beetle, it's the same part and similar process on these Beetles from '98 to 2010. The items you'll need for this are a new power mirror switch from, flat blade screwdriver, 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. We'll go ahead and remove those three. Now, you just want to pull out on the panel just around the edge. 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. 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. Now, then just push the tab on this harness and disconnect your courtesy light.

Flip over your door panel and then pry out on these tabs on either side of your power mirror switch, and at the same time, you want to apply pressure to the back of the switch to help push it through and it pulls out.

Take your new switch and you have to line it up so that's going straight up and in and then just push it up into place.

To reinstall your door panel, just reconnect each of those harnesses. 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 and the pull handle. Just replace that panel and hit 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

1998 - 2010  Volkswagen  Beetle
1998 - 2005  Volkswagen  Passat
1999 - 1999  Volkswagen  Jetta
1999 - 1999  Volkswagen  Golf
2000 - 2005  Volkswagen  Jetta
2000 - 2006  Volkswagen  Golf

98-10 VW Beetle, Jetta, Passat w/Power Mirror (w/o Power Folding) Mirror Switch LH

VW Beetle Golf Jetta Passat Mirror Switch DIY Solutions

This part replaces:

  • OE # 1J1959565F01C
  • DIY Solutions BSS00305

Part Details

  • Mirror Folding Type: Manual-Folding
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