Question about 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
Rear driver side door, does not close. When you pull the handle the mechanism that latches onto the body of the car does not move or catch.
I have removed the door panel and the screws holding the mechanism. I can't seem to take it out of the door - long metal pieces that work the inside latch and power lock pience, do not allow me to take it out. Any tricks to get the lock out and how to fix it?
I had the same problem of the door not closing because of that little mechanism locked down. I kept wiggling and poking the little mechanism and it finally let up after i just pulled open on the inside door handle. hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
Hi. Have you checked the "child safety" catch the prevents the door being opened from the inside? That might be in the wrong position and causing a problem. I had a problem on my 93 Golf and I got it working again by exercising the catch mechanism with a screwdriver - pushing the locking mechanism- the greasy bit on the edge of the door - up and down numerous times and lubricating it again.
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Posted on Jul 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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