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Pelican Technical Article:

Rear Door Panel Removal

Jared Fenton

Time:

20 minutes20 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

Phillips head screwdriver, T20 Torx driver, plastic pry bar

Applicable Models:

Jetta MkIV 2.0L (1998-05)

Parts Required:

Rear door panel

Hot Tip:

Take your time removing the door latch cable

Performance Gain:

Access to items inside the door

Complementary Modification:

Replace speakers

Various jobs on the Mk4 Jetta require you to remove the inner door panels, such as replacing a window regulator or motor. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with removing the rear door panels. The procedure is the same for both left and right side doors.

Use a screwdriver to pry the cover (green arrow) off the inside door pull.
Figure 1

Use a screwdriver to pry the cover (green arrow) off the inside door pull.

Loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws (green arrows) inside the access holes.
Figure 2

Loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws (green arrows) inside the access holes.

Loosen and remove the two T20 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the bottom edge of the door panel to the doorframe.
Figure 3

Loosen and remove the two T20 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the bottom edge of the door panel to the doorframe.

Use a plastic pry bar around the edges (green arrows) of the door panel to pop it loose from the door.
Figure 4

Use a plastic pry bar around the edges (green arrows) of the door panel to pop it loose from the door. Once free, pull the door panel up from the top (purple arrow) and carefully off the door.

Squeeze together the tabs on the electrical connectors (green arrows) to both the speaker and the window switch.
Figure 5

Squeeze together the tabs on the electrical connectors (green arrows) to both the speaker and the window switch. Pull the electrical connectors off.

From inside the door panel, pull the cable sheath (green arrow) back and slide the cable through the slit.
Figure 6

From inside the door panel, pull the cable sheath (green arrow) back and slide the cable through the slit. Unhook the cable (purple arrow) from the door handle. Installing the door panel is the reverse order of removal.


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