Menu

1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles

How to Replace Rear Door Panel 99-05 Volkswagen Jetta

Share on:
  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:30)
    • Pry the door pull off with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two Phillips screws inside the door handle
    • Remove the two T20 screws at the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
  2. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (1:51)
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Connect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the two T20 screws at the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screws inside the door handle
    • Push the door pull trim on

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet.

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 how to replace the rear door panel on this 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. The tools you'll need for this is a Phillips screwdriver, flat blade screwdriver, and T20 Torx driver.

Carefully pry off your pull handle cover with a flat blade screwdriver. Then you want to remove this Phillips screw and this Phillips screw right here. We'll just fast-forward as Don removes those. Then you want to remove this T20 screw and this T20 screw. Now we'll fast-forward as Don removes those. Now pry out on the door panel to release the clips and then lift it up and out of the window sill and pull it back. Then you want to disconnect these two harnesses right here by just pushing on the tabs and pulling them free. Then you want to pry back on this clip that's on your door handle cable. Once it's out of the bracket. Just unhook the door handle cable and your door panel's free.

Now to reattach your door panel, you just want to connect these two harnesses and then rehook your door handle cable into place and slide that clip forward. Put your lock rod back through your door panel and then put the door panel back into the window sill. Once it's fully into place in the window sill just hit around the edges to reactivate those clips. Now we'll fast-forward as Don replaces those two Phillips screws in the pull handle and the two T20 screws along the bottom of the door panel. Now just push your pull handle cover back into place. You're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.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

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver


How To Bleed Drum Brakes on your Car

How To Bleed Drum Brakes on your Car

Learn how to bleed the drum brakes on your older vehicle by watching this video for instructions, and some helpful tips.

Search Videos
Go To Top


Same Day Shipping

Orders ship same day when ordered by 2pm ET. Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.


Guaranteed To Fit

Providing you the highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.


USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations every day, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.


Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos specific to year, make and model guide you step-by-step through your repair.

Loading...