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Glass in driver door sliped of the track

How do I get the door panel of it's a 2003 volkswagon GSI

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4 torx 20 at the bottom of panel and 1 phillips at top front edge,then pull from the bottom but they are tight and you will most likley brake some clips when removing.your window regulator will be broken and there is a repair kit can be a bit tricky to fit if you are new to this kind of stuff

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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    sorry dude i forgot to mention you need to remove the trim around where you pull the door shut.there are 3 large phillips screws behind it.the piece of trim that your hand goes around pushes off towards the door.then prize up the trim with the switches in it.the screws are then exposed .



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