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My driver side door handle is broken on a 2003 VW new beetle. How can I fix it?

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  • betsyfletche May 12, 2009

    It is my inside door handle. I have to roll down the window and open it from the outside to get out! :-D

  • betsyfletche May 12, 2009

    I did not hear anything actually. There is NO resistance what so ever! I

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett May 11, 2010

    Okay, sounds like the plastic clips broke.....give a few minutes.....

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett May 11, 2010

    Okay....cool. When it "broke", do you remember what you heard? And, does it feel like there is any tension still on the handle or is it just pull with no resistance?

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett May 11, 2010

    It depends...which handle is it, inside or outside?

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Remove the inside door trim and remove the weatherproof plastic that covers the holes in the door behind the trim.
You should have access to the door handle nuts and rods to remove the handle.
re assemble in the reverse order and make sure the weatherproof plastic is put back on and sealed or your door may let water enter the car via the door

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