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2004 VW Jetta
(Note: Removing a door panel on a
VW Passat is similar to the Jetta.)
In This Article:
Various screws are removed and then the door panel is pried away. Electrical connectors are disconnected to separate the panel from the door.
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Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 30 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
There are also cables and wires to disconnect
behind the door panel.
To start, I found that I had to pry the
inside pull handle apart to release switch
I pried along the inside seam of this
plastic part, using a small flat
used a tack puller to pry on the cover, but
a small flat screwdriver or small prybar
would also work.
Using a stubby Phillips screw driver I
removed the screw in this tight area.
I was careful to
lift the panel high enough to clear the lock button
that goes in a hole in
top of the door panel.
small screwdriver I disconnected the wire to
the door lock switch control by pressing on
the release tab.
small flat screwdriver I pried open the
clasp on the wire connector.
Finally, the door panel was free
from the metal door.
the Phillips screws from the cover of side
view mirror area. (This screw would
normally be covered by the door panel.)
at the seam of the inside door handle,
and the handle started coming apart.
The electrical and latch cable
connections were similar to the front door
panel shown earlier.
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Written September 3, 2008