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98 Jetta drivers side door won't close

The latch on my drivers side door is broken and the door will not close. The latch itself does not stay in the down position when you close the door like the spring is broken. I have the entire module out of the door. Where do you get another one for under $100.

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SOURCE: I broke the spring-latch mechanism on the trunk latch of my jetta

you will need to order a new one

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: my drivers side door won't close on my 1995 jetta

i had this problem too and it turned out the piece that the door handle attaches to broke. i glued and taped up mine and it works fine now. its worth a look if the WD40 thing doesn't work.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Jetta Drivers side door will not open.

One thing... If your last 3 doors works fine it's mean that problem is only in your drivers side. In VW like nickalxjoe wrote is air pump. So there might be an air leaking which you can hear. So if you can hear from where air running out try to fix this first.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: the driver side door lock broke on my 98 jetta door want open

according to my partsman (who has had great advice for many years), you do not have to remove the door panel to replace the door handle which contains the cylinder lock. the handle is released with a screw which you can see when you open the door. you will need a starhead screwdriver or socket. A new handle costs around $40 at a parts store in my area. call around for a locksmith who will re-key your key to the new lock or use the key which comes with the new lock, your choice. i am in dealing with this also

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Door Ajar Light wont turn off and car alarm

The problem you are experiencing is the drivers side interior light switch is not working. This is usually found in the door latch on later model cars and usually requires the complete latch mechanism changing. However it would pay to check that your car doesn't have a pin switch fitted in the pillar.Unfortunately I think you have the former.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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