VW Passat & Audi A4 1990-2000

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Passat
FRONT DOOR TRIM DRIVER SIDE

CAUTION
Before working on the electrical system disconnect battery Ground strap.

To remove perform the following procedure.


NOTE
Before disconnecting the battery, obtain radio anti-theft code. Since the separating joint is very tight, in order not to damage trim and handle well, use a pointed screwdriver. When removing handle well do not reach in, since door trim is fastened to strut underneath.

  1. Insert small screwdriver in lower separating joint between trim and handle well and carefully press off in direction of door trim.
  2.  
  3. Unclip handle well and remove upward out of trim.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lock connector
  6.  
  7. Slide the electric lock switch out of slide mount
  8.  
  9. Remove the 3 Phillips head screws behind the handle well.
  10.  



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Fig. Removing the door handle: handle (1), notch (2) for screwdriver

  1. Guide screwdriver (max. 5mm wide) in the opening on the bottom side of the door inner handle (arrow), turn and pry trim out.
  2.  


NOTE
Door interior pull handle is bolted to door trim and can only be removed with door trim removed.

  1. Remove the panel mounting screw at the bottom of the panel.
  2.  
  3. Unclip door trim with aid of tool 3392, or equivalent, on the sides.
  4.  
  5. Raise door trim upward out of window channel.
  6.  
  7. Pull cable out in direction of guide and unhook.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect electrical connectors.
  10.  

To install

Installation is in the reverse order of removal


NOTE
Before installing the door trim check clips and if necessary replace and install in the mounting for door trim. After disconnecting the battery make sure that the vehicle equipment (radio, clock and power window regulators) are checked according to repair guide and/or operating instructions.


NOTE
Before installing the door trim check clips and if necessary replace and install in the mounting for door trim. After disconnecting the battery make sure that the vehicle equipment (radio, clock and power window regulators) are checked according to repair guide and/or operating instructions.

REAR DOOR TRIM

CAUTION
Before disconnecting the battery, obtain radio anti-theft code. Before working on the electrical system, disconnect the negative battery cable.


NOTE
In order to avoid damage to door trim, place plastic spatula between screwdriver and door trim.



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Fig. Removing the door handle: handle (1) and notch (2) for screwdriver

  1. Guide the screwdriver into the opening on the bottom side of the door inner handle; turn and pry the trim out.
  2.  


NOTE
The door interior pull handle is bolted to the door trim and can only be removed with the door trim removed.

  1. Unscrew the panel mounting screws. Unclip door trim with aid of tool 3392, or equivalent, on the sides.
  2.  
  3. Pull the lock cable out in the direction of the guide and unhook it. Disconnect the wiring connector.
  4.  
  5. Raise door trim upward out of window channel.
  6.  



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Fig. Pull the lock cable out in the direction of the guide and unhook it. Disconnect the wiring connector

To install

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
  2.  
  3. Before installing the door trim, check and replace the clips, if necessary. Install the door trim in the mounting tabs.
  4.  
  5. After reconnecting the battery, make sure the electrical equipment (radio, clock and power window regulators) are checked, according to repair guide and/or operating instructions.
  6.  

Audi A4
FRONT DOOR TRIM


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Fig. Removing the door handle shell and panel mounting screws: door handle screw (1), door handle (2), panel mounting screws (3), and door panel (4)

  1. Remove handle mounting screw (1)
  2.  
  3. Pull handle shell downward out of door trim (2)
  4.  
  5. Remove panel mounting screws (3).
  6.  

Vehicles with manual window crank:



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Fig. Removing manual window crank

  1. Press the flat side of a flathead screwdriver in the direction of the arrow.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the screwdriver in the direction of the arrow.
  4.  
  5. Pull off the cover in direction of the arrow.
  6.  

To install

Installation in reverse order of removal.

 
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