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How to Replace Rear Inside Door Handle 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta

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How to Replace Rear Inside Door Handle 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta

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, 08, 09, 10 Volkswagen Jetta

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry up the pull handle panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws in the door pull
    • Remove the T20 Torx screw on the bottom of the panel
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring lead
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Removing any remaining clips in the door with a pair of pliers
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Remove the two T20 bolts from the door handle
    • Pry out the door handle tabs with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Push out the door handle
    • Pry the door lock switch out of the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Door Handle
    • Push the door lock switch into the door handle
    • Slide the door handle into the door panel
    • Push in the door panel tabs
    • Insert the two T20 screws into the door handle
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Connect the speaker wiring lead
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the T20 screw at the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the two T30 Torx screws in the door pull
    • Push on the pull handle panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

    T30 Driver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear interior door handle on this 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. We show you on the driver side, but the passenger side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this is a T20 Torx driver, a T30 Torx bit and ratchet, and a flat blade screwdriver.

Pry off the pull handle panel. Just pry from the bottom and pry from the center and it pulls free. Then remove these two T30 screws, and the one T20 screw at the bottom of the door. Once those are removed, pull out sharply on the door panel and it will release the clips. Then lift the door panel up and out of the window sill. Then pull the panel back. Unclip your door handle cable, slide it forward, and then unhook it. Push the tabs on the other side of this harness and pull it free. Push the tab on this harness and disconnect it. Up here is another two-tab harness. Now up here just push the tab on this harness and disconnect it. Then just disconnect this last harness right here. If you have any clips left behind just pull them out with some pliers and then slide them back into place on the door panel.

Start off by removing these two T20 screws. Now pry out on this tab on the side and then pry out on this lower tab. Then there's a small tab on the actual door handle. Pry on that while applying pressure and the door handle will pull free. Now you want to switch your switch over to your new door handle so you just pry out the tabs on either side while applying pressure to the switch and it will pull free.

Push it into place in your new door handle and then feed the door handle back into place and click it in. Then just replace those two T20 screws and tighten them up.

Reconnect all of your harnesses for the door panel. Take your door handle cable and hook it back into the door handle and then slide the cable back and back into that clip. Once you've got it clipped in, take your door panel and tuck it back down into the window sill. Make sure the clips are lined up. Then hit them back into place. We'll fast forward as Mike replaces that one T20 screw and those two T30 screws. Take the pull handle panel, line it up, and push it back into place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver
  • T30 Driver


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