How to Remove a Jetta Door Panel

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Removing the door panel of your Volkswagen Jetta lets you do many jobs yourself without relying on a mechanic such as changing speakers, repairing a power door lock, or fixing a window that's come off of its track. With simple tools, it's a job that you can handle with aplomb.

Things You'll Need

  • Torx screw driver
  • Phillips screw driver
  • Panel tool
  • Remove the door handle by prying off the door handle cover and then removing the two Phillips screws.

  • Take out the power switches panel from the door by prying up the front edge and pulling it out. Disconnect any electrical harnesses attached to the switch panel.

  • Remove three Phillips screws that were exposed by the the removal of the switch panel.

  • Remove one Phillips screw from the the front edge of the door panel. It's located towards the top, just below the triangular door panel "sail."

  • Remove three Torx screws from the bottom edge of the door panel.

  • Pry out the bottom and then the sides of the door panel. This will release a series of retaining clips. Then lift the door panel firmly upward. Disconnect any electrical harnesses that are still connected and set the door panel to the side.

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