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How do I get my Volkswagen Beetle passenger door to open from the inside?

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If you can open it from outside ,do so.then remove the door card .check the linkages .need a torch to do that.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

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SOURCE: Front passenger door won't open.

you may need to get a slim jim to open the door to make the repairs -jeff please rate

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Power Window Release

i would think the door is not recognised as being opened.if the interior or door light does not work when the door is opened its probally due to a faulty microswitch in the door lock mechanism,the whole lock mechanism will need to be replaced.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: door in back cant open from outside and inside

I'm sure VW had a recall to replace door lock mechanisms around that age, check with your dealer. If the door and window on the same door are not working it could be lack of power to that door, check the wiring harness connection is still plugged in and ok on the b pillar (b pillar is the vertical panel between front and rear door), remove rubber gaitor bellows and check connections.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Passenger side rear door only opens from inside.

It sounds like the linkage connecting the door handle to the latch has disengaged....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. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. You can then pull off the weather seal in order to see the inside of the door....

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 volkswagen beetle convertible rear passenger

On the inside trim, you can 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. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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