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How to Replace Power Window Switch 98-10 Volkswagen Beetle

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How to Replace Power Window Switch 98-10 Volkswagen Beetle

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a damaged, worn out, faulty or shorted power window 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 panel on the pull handle
    • Remove the Phillips screws from the pull handle
    • Remove three T20 Torx bolts at the bottom of the door panel
    • Pull out on the panel around the edges
    • Pull the top of the panel forward out of the track
  2. step 2 :Disconnecting the Door Panel
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Disconnect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Disconnect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • Unhook the door handle cable by pulling it out of the bracket
    • Disconnect the harness for the door lock by pulling out
    • Pry the lower harnesses free with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the harness for the courtesy light by pushing the tab
  3. step 3 :Servicing the Power Window Switch
    • Flip over the door panel
    • Pry either side of the window switch with a flat blade screwdriver and pull up till it's free
    • Push the window switch down into place
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Connect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Connect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • Re-clip the door handle cable by pushing it into the bracket
    • Reconnect the courtesy light
    • Place the door panel back into the track and push down
    • Hit in the clips around the edges of the door panel
    • Replace three T20 Torx bolts at the bottom of the door panel
    • Replace the Phillips screws to the pull handle
    • Clip the door panel into place

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 a window switch on this 2001 Volkswagen Beetle. We show you on the driver's side, but the passenger's side has a similar procedure. The items you'll need for this are a new power window switch from 1AAuto.com, 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 around the edges. Any screws that you loosened up all the way that wouldn't pull out entirely 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, pull it out of the bracket and 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 over your door panel and then pry out on either side of the window switch while pulling up on it and it will pull free. On the left is the old window switch; on the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see that they're identical and they'll fit exactly the same. Take your new window switch and just push it down into place.

To reinstall your door panel, just reconnect each of those harnesses. Then re-clip your door handle cable and 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. 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. Then just replace that panel and hit it into place and you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out, brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver

1998 - 2010  Volkswagen  Beetle
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