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Re: want to remove driver side door panel to gain access...
First remove the tweeter speker if equipped this comes off easily by gently prying from behind, then remove the small panel behind pull handle you"ll find a screw behind it\remove that,the next part is a little tricky the door grip needs to come off to achieve this place a small flat screwdriver at the top of the handle and pry forward the turn handle counterclockwise and this will release it from the clips you"ll then find 2 screws one at the top other at the bottom of door grip remove those and then gently pry from the bottom of the door panel to release the retaining clips thats it
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Larry if the window does not go up or down its likely that the gear driven assembly or the motor on your electric window for the drivers door is bad. You will need to disassemble the door by removing the door panel to gain access to the electric motor. Hope this helps you will want to gain access to a service manual from a local parts store to help you with this venture. Good Luck
Open the window. Remove the trim panel and watershield and support the window.
Disconnect the power window motor connector.
There may be a drill dimple in the door panel, opposite the concealed motor retaining bolt. Drill out the dimple to gain access to the bolt. Be careful to avoid damage to the wires. Remove the motor mounting bolts and remove the motor and regulator assembly.
Separate the motor and drive from the regulator on a workbench.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Check for smooth operation before installing the trim panel.
Raise the window fully if possible. If not, you will have to support the window during this procedure. Disconnect the battery ground.
Remove the door trim panel.
Disconnect the window motor wiring harness.
There may be a drill dimple in the door panel, opposite the concealed motor retaining bolt. Drill out the dimple to gain access to the bolt. Be careful to avoid damage to the wires.
Remove the motor mounting bolts (front door) or rivets(rear door).
Push the motor towards the outside of the door to disengage it from the gears. You'll have to support the window glass once the motor is disengaged.
Remove the motor from the door.
Installation is the reverse of removal. To avoid rusting in the drilled areas, prime and paint the exposed metal, or, cover the holes with waterproof body tape. Make sure that the motor works properly before installing the trim panel.
place window glass in full up position, remove the three 1/4 inch rivets retaining window regulator electric drive bracket to inner panel,separate window regulator from frt door minus motor,through the access hole remove window reg bracket from inner panel and slide to gain access
you will have to remove the interior door trim to gain access to the inside of the door.
i am not sure of the setup in your door but if it is cable driven you may have to replace the whole winder mechanism as I think they come as a unit.
If it is pop riveted to the door panel you will have to drill the rivets out and replace with new ones
Have a good look or take a pic at how it is mounted b4 you start pulling it down
Disconnect your negative battery cable. Locateand remove the screws that hold your interior door handles in place (they maybe hidden by snap in, or snap on clips). Remove the interior door handles, thendisconnect the wire clips to the switches. Your panel is held in place by snapin clips; use a small pry bar to pull them from the door (try to get as closeto, or directly under the clips to prevent them from tearing out of the doorpanel). Once the clips are pulled, pull the panel upward to remove it from thedoor. Once you gain access to the interior of the door, you can remove your window regulator and re-position it, or replace it so it works. Install in reverse.
You have to remove the door panel. To do so, you need to remove all screws visible. Next, remove the panel by popping off the door panel itself. You need a tool sold at the auto parts store....looks like a funky type of screwdriver. You slip it in between the door and the door panel and pop the plastic "buttons" loose. Make sure you look for all the screws so you are not yanking on a fastner that is still attached.
Then you have to lift up and wiggle at the same time.
You need a motor assembly for the power door. It comes with the gears and cables all as one assembly. It requires taking apart the sliding door from the inside. Removing the door panel, door glass, window regulator and motor assembly to gain access to the unit. This is not a job for a novice, and can be a costly repair. Check around for the best price from a place that has experience in Toyota sliding doors. You cannot just replace a broken cable.
Your window is powered by a reverse polarity electric 12 volt motor. To raise, the polarity travels in one direction. To lower, it is reversed. Gain access to the motor by removing the door panel and locate two wire connection to the motor. Connect two leads to the motor that you know are one each, positive current and negative current Motor should run in one connected way and also run in the other connected way. If motor doesn't run, motor is bad..
my best guess would be the window regulator, vw has never been able to build them correctly. when the door panel is removed to gain access to the lifter check the window lifter motor. before replacing the regulator. also make sure the window switch is sending/ recieving power.