Driver door; removal of interior panel (VW Eurovan 2002)
I would like to be able to replace a simple part but it requires taking the interior door panel off.
I would like to be able to replace the part that regulates the swing of the door which is between the two hinges the door swings on and right below the goose neck sleeve that carries the electrical lines from the car to the door. There are two (2) rather large Torx fasteners on either edge of the door...do I have to remove those? It seems like such an easy thing to replace, once I am able to remove the interior panel to put in the replacement piece.
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Re: Driver door; removal of interior panel (VW Eurovan...
You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. If needed, you can pull back the weather seal
(can't reuse it, but it's not that important) and you will be able to
access everything inside the doo
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I just do them. Done to many. So this is generic. Look for plugs around the door handle, arm rest, and by the mirror. Pop them out, screws behind them. Screws can also be around the perimeter of the door panel. Also behind door reflectors. Once out lift up on the panel. If it doesn't go up, use a screw driver, start at the bottom and pop it off.
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If I am remembering correctly, the switch is part of the latch. Each door has its own switch to turn on the interior light, and it sounds like the switch in the driver's door latch is either stuck or junk. If it has to be replaced it is very simple to remove for those that know how, but a nightmare for those that don't. The exterior handle has to be removed to release the pull-cord to the latch, interior trim panel and vapor barrier has to come off. Electrical harness, lock rod, interior handle rod, all have to be removed. Now the latch. Then it all has to go back together, and most importantly, it all has to work. I'm not saying it's not possible. I'm saying that it can ruin your day and your wallet if something goes wrong.
the interior door panels? for the most part the panels are of simple design, they sorta just 'pop' on and off, they are held on with plastic screws attached thru the metal interior of the door. start with the end closest to the outside edge of the door and with a plastic 'pop tool' (i forget the exact name for them but they are for removing headlights and skid plate bolts without damaging metal) or even a flat head screw driver with a folded shop towel over the edge to prevent damage to either panel, gently work under the panel all along the side. it should work loose in short order without much fuss, from there you can see the other panel screws and work around handles/manual window cranks.
You will need to remove the interior door panel before you can access the lock actuator. This will require removing numerous bits of trim and probably some hand tools. Take some pictures as you're taking things apart, and be sure to put everything back together in reverse order.
hi no the battery is not required to be taken off, i say this because it takes the force of another vehicle hitting the side of your car to set off the air bags, panel beating will not set it of as the door has to be crushed to set the airbag of, if however you are concerned about it, it can be unplugged from the loom in the door itself, i gather the door interior panel will be removed for the repair anyway, so you can just unplug it inside the door, do not take off the battery as this could cause other problems that are a pain, like the radio code for instance...hope this helps please vote thanks
you can take a screw driver and pry it off. Be careful if you have power windows, if it falls right off then it could pull the wires loose. The panels have clips that clip to the door. Therefore, the only way to get the panel off is to pry it off.
Call me 1-336-835-2180 10am-11pm 7 days a week eastern. Ask for R.C. and I'll be glad to tell you what all it takes. If you look at the other doors that will open you will notice a lever on the side of the latch it will release the latch. with the door open flip the latch and open it so you can see how it works. Also you can take the door panel partly loose. You will not get all the screws out. You can get enough out to pull the door panel out and reach into the door, pull the rod from the door handle and open it. Once the door is open there is a torque bit screw in the end of the door that holds the outside door handle on take it out, pull the door handle out and you will find a pin out or broke in the door handle. Take a handle on the door that works so you can see the difference. To do the back door on a 4 door you have to take out the interior panel that the top holder of the seat belt goes through to get to the screws in the end of the door panel just to get the interior door panel off to reach in. You can replace the rool pin with a screw, but be sure it's tight because it will back itself out and you'll have to do it all again. Been there and done that. Ha Ha. If you need more than this just call. I'm in North Carolina.