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Door panel how do you remove the interior metal shell of the drivers side door panel on a 2000 vw jetta 1.8t?

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Here is a diagram of how to unistall your door panel. please do not forget to rate and comment about your experience with fixya today.

Driver's Side Door
NOTE This procedure is for models with power windows. If equipped with manual windows, refer to the procedure for the Passenger Side Door Panel.

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

  1. If necessary, make sure you have the radio code.
  2. Make sure the ignition if OFF, then disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Insert a suitable prytool in lower partition between the panel and grip recess.
    door panel - 42075_vwca_g0157.gif Insert a suitable prytool in lower partition between the panel (1) and grip recess (2)
  4. Unclip the grip recess upward out of door trim. Do NOT reach into grip depression while doing so, to prevent damage to brace.
  5. Press the locking lug against the connector (3 – arrow) and pull it off.
    Unclip the grip recess (2) upward out of door trim. Do NOT reach into grip depression while doing so, to prevent damage to brace (1). Then , press the locking lug against the connector (3 – arrow) and pull it off
  6. Unscrew the 7 mounting bolts.
  7. Unclip the door trim at the sides using disassembly pliers 3392, or equivalent.
  8. Lift the door trim up out of window recess.
    Unfasten the 7 bolts (arrows). Use pliers to unclip the door trim (1) at the sides, then lift the trim up out of the window recess
  9. Unclip the cable guide using a prytool, pull out the bracket in the direction of the arrow, then unhook the cable hook.
    42075_vwca_g0160.gif Unclip the cable guide (1) using a prytool (2), pull out the bracket (3) in the direction of the arrow, then unhook the cable hook (4)
  10. Disconnect the connectors and remove the trim panel from the vehicle.
    42075_vwca_g0162.gif View of the driver’s side door panel—with power windows
To install:
  1. Pull off the window recess seal from door trim and insert in window recess.
    42075_vwca_g0161.gif Pull off the window recess seal (1) from door trim and insert in window recess
  2. The remainder of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:
    • Before installing door trim, check all clips and replace as necessary, and insert into mounts of door trim.
    • After connecting battery, check that the vehicle equipment (radio, clock, electric windows) is operating properly.
    • If the Electronic Control Module (ECM) is subject to low voltage with ignition on, DTC memory and Readiness code must be checked with a scan tool.

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