The shaft that goes into the window crank handle on my 97 Jetta broke recently. I am looking for schematics of the front driver-side door so I can see how to take the door apart, and to see what part I need to get to replace it.
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Ok let's do this you need to have tool to remove window crank handle then remove door panel look for screws in arm rest then panel should be held on by plastic push pins remove the by prying door panel with screw driver after removal look at crank handle shaft you will find bolts attaching mechanism to door get help from another person to hold the glass after removing bolts you can work the unit to remove glass from the unit then reinstall glass into the unit and put back in reverse order this will take lots of patience but you can do this the glass is in a metal frame with rollers that slide into the mechanical window regulator make sure glass goes back into the window felt track during reinstall hope this helps.
Most auto parts stores will have replacement handles. Getting to the 'C' type retainer isn't easy. Usually I just use a long shafted flat screwdriver, pushing it between the door panel and the arm of the crank handle as I look for one of the ends of the retainer. Push slightly on one side, then the other of the retainer. The retainer will pop off and then the handle will easily slip off. Re-installing the retainer will require long nose pliers. Rotating the handle so the arm is pointing up will make this job easier.
Hope this helps!
there is a C clip that slides over window crank locking it on to the window crank shaft. A strong tool like a dentist pik that has a hook on it works great !! Or a small long flat screw driver, push in on the door panel by the window crank and look between crank and door panel, you will see this clip on the back of handle. push or pull this clip off the handle and the handle will pull off the window crank shaft. keep an eye on this clip as it like to take flying lesson.( wear safety glasses.) When installing clip, install on window crank in the slits or grooves and just push handle onto crank rod. you might have to hit with rubber mallet (TAP TAP ) make sure it locks on.
Most window cranks require a special tool to remove, because they have a "C" type clip on the back side holding them on, the tool slips between the crank and door panel and pops the clip loose. You can get the tool at about any auto parts store and they dont cost much. Or Ebay for like 5 bucksJust do a search on ebay for window crank tool.
I'm not familiar with the Atoz, but if it's like other vehicles, there a retaining clip on the back side of the handle that needs to come off the handle shaft.
The door panel needs to be pushed in a little bit around the handle, and then the clip can be pulled off the shaft.
There is a trim tool used to press the panel in. It looks like a thin metal wrench that has a "U" shaped head. The tool goes around the handle shaft, against the door panel, that allows you to push the door panel in, away from the handle. Auto parts stores would have this trim tool, and they are not very expensive.
When you replace the handle, you place the clip on the handle shaft and press the handle back on the crank shaft.
The handle slides over the window crankshaft and uses splines to match the window crank shaft splines as to avoid slippage. It's held in place with a simple open ended spring clip that snaps onto the handle. To remove the spring clip you can use or purchase a window handle removal tool or use a small pick bent at 90 deg. The clip is located between the handle and the door panel. Using your fingers or a soft tool, spread the handle and door panel away from each other and look between the two to see the clip. With the pick, get under the clip and pull it outward and it will pop off over the window regulator shaft and handle.
Good luck, let me know.
You'll see a small ring on the inside of the crank where it meets the panel. That ring holds the crank in place. To remove the handle simple push the ring up and the handle will slide right off. Depending on the position of the crank the ring might have to be pushed up down or sideways. Hope that helps.
There should be six or seven allen wrench screws around the edge of the door panels. Loosening these releases the retaining clips inside. You will then want to remove the manual window crank if you have one by laying two fingers flat on the door panel and pushing the ring around the base of the crank sideways. You might have to rotate around this as it only pushes one way. Next you will have to remove the two large golden screws directly under the door panels handle. If you have rear door panel speakers you will have to politely pry off the speaker grill with a flat blade screwdriver and remove the speakers four screws and the wire clip from behind the speaker. You will also have to unscrew the door lock post. Then you should be able to lift the door panel up to release the top lip of it from the door.