Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Moldings & Panels 2

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Removal & Installation



Door Panel
Passat
Driver Side Door
  1. If necessary, make sure you have the radio code.
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  3. Make sure the ignition if OFF , then disconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    Since the partition is very narrow, use a sharp screwdriver to prevent damage to panel and grip recess.


    WARNING
    Do not grasp in grip depression when pulling off grip recess as a strut secured to door trim is underneath.

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  5. Insert a small screwdriver in lower partition between the door panel and grip shell, then carefully press off panel in direction of door trim.
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  7. Unclip grip shell by pulling upward out of door trim.

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    Fig. Insert a small screwdriver in lower partition between the door panel (1) and grip shell (2), then carefully press off panel in direction of door trim

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  9. Pull the locking mechanism in the direction shown in the illustration, and detach the harness connector.

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    Fig. Pull the locking mechanism (1) in direction of arrow and detach the harness connector (2)

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  11. Unfasten the 3 Phillips-head screws.
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  13. Remove the 2 bolts from the bottom of the door trim.
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  15. Unclip the door trim at the sides using Pliers 3392, or equivalent tool.

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    Fig. Use the proper type of pliers to unclip the door trim (1) at the sides

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  17. Lift door trim upward out of window recess.
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  19. Pull the cable out of the guide as shown in the illustration and disengage.
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  21. Detach the harness connectors.

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    Fig. Pull the cable (1) out of the guide (2) in the direction of the arrow, then disengage. Detach the harness connectors (3 and 4)

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To install:

  1. Pull off the window recess seal from door trim and insert in window recess.
    NOTE
    Replace clips before installing door trim.

  2.  
  3. The remainder of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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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.
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  3. Unclip handle well and remove upward out of trim.
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  5. Remove the lock connector
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  7. Slide the electric lock switch out of slide mount
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  9. Remove the 3 Phillips head screws behind the handle well.
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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.
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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.
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  3. Unclip door trim with aid of tool 3392, or equivalent, on the sides.
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  5. Raise door trim upward out of window channel.
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  7. Pull cable out in direction of guide and unhook.
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  9. Disconnect electrical connectors.
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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.


NOTE
Before installing the door trim check clips and if necessary replace and install in the mounting for door trim.

Passenger Side And Rear Doors
  1. If necessary, make sure you have the radio code.
  2.  
  3. Make sure the ignition if OFF , then disconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    Place a scraping blade or similar tool between screwdriver and door trim to avoid damage on door trim.

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  5. Insert a screwdriver (no wider than 5mm) into hole on underside of inside door handle, rotate and pry out the panel.

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    Fig. Place a scraping blade (2) or similar tool between screwdriver and door trim to avoid damage on door trim. Insert a screwdriver into the hole on the underside of inside door handle (arrow), then rotate and pry out the panel (1).

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  7. Unfasten the 2 bolts.
    NOTE
    The inside door handle is bolted to door trim and can only be removed when door trim is removed.



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    Fig. Unfasten the bolts (1 and 2). Note that the inside door handle (3) is bolted to the door trim and can only be removed when the door trim is removed

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  9. Remove the bolts.
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  11. Unclip the door trim at the sides using Pliers 3392, or equivalent.
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  13. Lift door trim upward out of window recess.

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    Fig. Remove the bolts (arrows). Unclip the door trim (1) at the sides using the proper type pliers. Lift door trim upward out of window recess

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  15. Pull the cable from the guide, as shown in the illustration, and disengage.
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  17. Detach the harness connector.

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    Fig. Pull the cable (1) from the guide (2) in the direction of the arrow, and disengage. Detach the harness connector (3)

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To install:

  1. Pull off window recess seal from door trim and insert in window recess.
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  3. The remainder of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:
    1. Before installing door trim, check all clips and replace as necessary, and insert into mounts of door trim.
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    3. After connecting battery, check that the vehicle equipment (radio, clock, electric windows) is operating properly.
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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.
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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.
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  5. After reconnecting the battery, make sure the electrical equipment (radio, clock and power window regulators) are checked, according to repair and/or operating instructions.
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