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Part Details

  • Operation:   Power


  • Fits LH (Driver Side) FRONT
  • Complete latch & actuator assembly
  • Electrically operated
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Our electrical and electronic parts are subject to strict quality control testing. Please ensure proper diagnosis of this item before purchasing as the item cannot be returned once installed or plugged in.

Item Condition: New

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

4.40/ 5.0
15 reviews
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Actuator stopped working after 1 day
Frustrating experience. I thought this Dorman lock actuator would be a good-quality product, but sadly it stopped working after 1 day! I have since replaced it with an OEM VW lock actuator that is working great. 1A Auto was kind enough to refund my money for the defective Dorman actuator immediately, which was great!
January 26, 2017
Did the job.
How do you not give a good rating to a part that works. I am coming from an angle of a guy that knows very little about how to fix anything. I always say " put a tool in my hand and my IQ drops 50 points". But what got me looking at doing this job myself was the video put out by A1 on how to replace the Door Lock Actuator, which ultimately lead me to their website and finding that the part I got was cheaper than anywhere else I looked. My VW Golf is old with a lot of miles on it and I was satisfied with getting a non OEM part and doing the job myself. Only criticism was that maybe the part took a little longer to get but it went from East coast to West coast just after Christmas.
February 4, 2017
February 8, 2017
It a good part for the price. It made my door work like new again . Thanks 1a auto parts.
March 9, 2017
So far so good! installed 10 days ago, takes about an hr per door with average mechanical skills and these work same as factory parts. if you have a 2000 Beetle and have issues were you have to pull door handle twice to open and your security, locking system isnt quite functioning correctly and creating a small battery drain issue these. what a u-tube video on how to replace actuator first, you will also need special tool bit to remove actuator bolts from inside door jamb.
July 10, 2017
great part great price
1A Auto has great prices on parts and great videos to help the DIYers. keep it up.
August 1, 2017
Worked perfectly
We installed this part from watching a YouTube video. No problems thus far
August 7, 2017
So far so good
Part is working great. Correct fit up. No jamming.
October 19, 2017
My best friend @ I installed latch in 3 hours after watching video!!!! works fine, costs were cheaper than expected very nice to do business w/ 1A.
October 30, 2017
Great Product!
Product was exactly as described and pictured and worked perfectly.
December 27, 2017
Good Quality Part
Looks and feels like OEM, Should last a good length of time and fix the alarm issues
February 25, 2018
Fits perfectly, works great
The part was as described and I had no issues installing it. So far it works perfectly. It resolved the issue with the door not locking.
May 18, 2018
Solved a lot of problems
Went in per youtube instructions. Things started working that hadnt worked in a while. Had to make a minor adjustment in open cable but no big deal
May 27, 2018
Job well done!
The part was priced right, it arrived at the stated date and best of all the video was well done. Talk about 5 star support, they did everything but put the part in for me!
September 27, 2018
Arrived on time
I was pleasantly surprised my parts arrived quickly. No damages and my vw parts worked and I have no complaints. I will be ordering more from 1AAuto. Happy customer, Ivan-
October 5, 2018
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This not being a oem product will I have issues with operation and installation. I was advised about vw electrical sensitivity. Do you need the vin number? Thanks
Rodney B March 21, 2016
No, installs and works just fine. Ive replaced this part twice because the VW door is so heavy that every time the door is closed with force, the board will begin to loose contact with the soldering later on. All i can recommend is to not slam the door.
Tony L March 21, 2016
Hi, Installation wasnt hard at all when you have the manual and a YouTube video. It would definitely help if you have another set of hands when you are putting it back together to assure it is properly aligned. As for the electrical issue, it doesnt automatically trigger when you open the doors. I have to unlock the door to prevent being locked in. I would definitely do it myself again instead of paying the dealership $$$. Good luck!
Shao W March 21, 2016
I had no problem with this part fitting. After it was installed, it worked better than the original.
Steve S March 21, 2016
I didnt have a problem after installing this part, it worked perfectly
Mohammd D March 21, 2016
Replaced the OEM unit with this aftermarket one without any problems. Its actually seems to be built better than OEM, in my opinion.
Timothy I March 21, 2016
I just installed this in the drivers door on a 2003 Jetta GL and it worked perfect. Installation is no fun due limited space for your fingers. Total install from start to finish was about an hour.
Wayne G March 21, 2016
I installed one of these on the driver side door of my 2001 Jetta TDI. It works perfectly and in fact fixed all the gremlins I was having with chimes not working correctly, courtesy light not working and the door self locking if I closed it with the key in the ignition (should not do that). The only quirk is that this new item pops the safety lock on the door on the first pull of the inside lever if you want to exit it takes a second pull of the lever to actually unlatch the door from the post and swing open. If the door is already out of the safe position (button popped up) then it opens the door on first actuation. The OEM latch from 2001 did not have this dual safety function. Takes a bit of getting accustomed to but no big issue. Has been working perfectly since installed in 2014. Have not observed any sensitivity issues. Follow a guide (plenty of videos on how to online) or go to the Jetta forums for step by step.
Edward Pomeroy N March 21, 2016
Hi, I installed this product. Worked well. No trouble... other than the crummy door / lock design in the first place. This unit will not make that go away. You will need to purchase the special bit... it has been awhile... 12-point "double-hex" star bit? I bought it for a couple of bucks at local car parts house. I tried to repair the old unit first... big mistake. The new unit was quick and easy. Good luck.
Carol M March 22, 2016
I replaced this switch two years ago. It was a simple no hassle swap. No electrical issues, just part for part swap.
John M March 24, 2016
Will this part work in a 1999 VW beetle with a manual transmission and without power windows?
Rowdi B October 4, 2016
yes because its a power door lock actuator and has nothing to do with the other options.
Brian F October 4, 2016
yes its totally unrelated to the windows or trans.
C H September 5, 2017
Year Make Model Description
1998-2002Volkswagen Beetle VW Beetle Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side
2003-2010Volkswagen Beetle VW Beetle Hatchback Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side
2006-2009Volkswagen GTI VW GTI Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side
1999Volkswagen Golf VW Golf Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side (Built After 9/98 Production Date)
2000-2006Volkswagen Golf VW Golf Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side
2010Volkswagen Golf VW Golf Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side
1999Volkswagen Jetta VW Jetta Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side (Built After 9/98 Production Date)
2000-2010Volkswagen Jetta VW Jetta Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side
2000-2005Volkswagen Passat VW Passat Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side
2006-2009Volkswagen Rabbit VW Rabbit Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver Side
Part #: 1ADLA00091

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