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Volkswagen Jetta How do I change the door latch on a 2002

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How do I change the door latch on a 2002 Jetta, drivers side? Please include instructions for door panel removal and part number for the latch and door sensor assembly.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Neal replied 2 years ago.

 

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Here is the latch portion, the door panel info will be on the next one.

 

 

Door Lock, Removing And Installing

Window regulator, door lock and loudspeaker are secured to carrier assembly.

Door lock can only be removed in conjunction with carrier assembly.

Carrier assembly can only be removed when door window has been removed at clamping brackets of window regulator. For this purpose, door window must be driven down to height of installation holes in carrier assembly and clamping brackets loosened.

If it is not possible to drive down door window by electrical window regulator, first exact cause of malfunction must be determined.

To do so, using Scan Tool (ST) V.A.G1551, check DTC Memory of comfort system (address word 46).

If there is an electrical malfunction via window regulator motor, this can be removed from carrier assembly.

Removing
- Removing front door trim.
- Removing and installing lock cylinder housing.


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- Unclip clip - 1 - from door handle.


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- Pry off caps - 1 -.
- Lower door window until securing bolts of door window are accessible.

NOTE: If work step is not possible due to a malfunction via electrical window regulator, window regulator motor can be removed to be able to slide window down.

- Loosen bolts - 2 - and press clamping brackets apart.
- Slide door windows upward and secure (e.g. using adhesive tape).


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- Disconnect all connectors - arrows -.


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- Remove bolts - 2 -.

Tightening torque: 20 Nm


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- Remove bolts - arrows -. Remove upper carrier assembly from door, lift and lift out from door toward door hinges.
- Rotate carrier assembly and disconnect connector from door lock.
- Then, unclip clips for electrical wires from rear side of carrier assembly.


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- Drive out clips - 1 - using a drift.


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- Unclip cable - 2 - from clip - 1 -.
- Using a screwdriver - 3 -, pry off door lock with assembly aid from carrier assembly.

NOTE: Angle bracket is not part of parts supplied with door lock. It is secured to door lock with a bolt and a blind rivet.


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- Unclip locking rod - 1 -. To do so, turn door lock in direction of - arrow
- Unclip cable - 2 -.
- Turn end of cable 90° and remove from eyelet.

Installing


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- Pull operating lever - 1 - in direction of - arrow -.
- Using a screwdriver, tension spring - 2 - secured to door lock in direction of - arrow - and engage lock lever into spring.

NOTE: Lock is secured by engaging operating lever. Thereby later incorrect clipping-in of Bowden cable is prevented.

- Insert carrier assembly into door.



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- Tighten all bolts. Tighten bolts marked - 1 - and - 2 - in reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque: 8 Nm

- Remaining bolts can be tightened in any sequence.
- Press door window - 3 - into window guide - arrow - and tighten clamping brackets with bolts - 4 -.
- Tightening torque: Plastic clamping brackets 9 Nm, aluminum clamping brackets 11 Nm.

- Then, perform in reverse order of removal.
- Then, perform a function load test.
Door Lock, Removing And Installing

Window regulator, door lock and loudspeaker are secured to carrier assembly.

Door lock can only be removed in conjunction with carrier assembly.

Carrier assembly can only be removed when door window has been removed at clamping brackets of window regulator. For this purpose, door window must be driven down to height of installation holes in carrier assembly and clamping brackets loosened.

If it is not possible to drive down door window by electrical window regulator, first exact cause of malfunction must be determined.

To do so, using Scan Tool (ST) V.A.G1551, check DTC Memory of comfort system (address word 46).

If there is an electrical malfunction via window regulator motor, this can be removed from carrier assembly.

Removing
- Removing front door trim.
- Removing and installing lock cylinder housing.


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05_vw9906gojet_bd02_57-012a.jpg




- Unclip clip - 1 - from door handle.


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07_vw9906gojet_bd02_57-012b.jpg




- Pry off caps - 1 -.
- Lower door window until securing bolts of door window are accessible.

NOTE: If work step is not possible due to a malfunction via electrical window regulator, window regulator motor can be removed to be able to slide window down.

- Loosen bolts - 2 - and press clamping brackets apart.
- Slide door windows upward and secure (e.g. using adhesive tape).


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48_vw9906gojet_bd02_57-013a.jpg




- Disconnect all connectors - arrows -.


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09_vw9906gojet_bd02_57-013b.jpg




- Remove bolts - 2 -.

Tightening torque: 20 Nm


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- Remove bolts - arrows -. Remove upper carrier assembly from door, lift and lift out from door toward door hinges.
- Rotate carrier assembly and disconnect connector from door lock.
- Then, unclip clips for electrical wires from rear side of carrier assembly.


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- Drive out clips - 1 - using a drift.


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- Unclip cable - 2 - from clip - 1 -.
- Using a screwdriver - 3 -, pry off door lock with assembly aid from carrier assembly.

NOTE: Angle bracket is not part of parts supplied with door lock. It is secured to door lock with a bolt and a blind rivet.


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12_vw9906gojet_bd02_57-014b.jpg




- Unclip locking rod - 1 -. To do so, turn door lock in direction of - arrow
- Unclip cable - 2 -.
- Turn end of cable 90° and remove from eyelet.

Installing


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- Pull operating lever - 1 - in direction of - arrow -.
- Using a screwdriver, tension spring - 2 - secured to door lock in direction of - arrow - and engage lock lever into spring.

NOTE: Lock is secured by engaging operating lever. Thereby later incorrect clipping-in of Bowden cable is prevented.

- Insert carrier assembly into door.



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11_vw9906gojet_bd02_57-015.jpg




- Tighten all bolts. Tighten bolts marked - 1 - and - 2 - in reverse order of removal.

Tightening torque: 8 Nm

- Remaining bolts can be tightened in any sequence.
- Press door window - 3 - into window guide - arrow - and tighten clamping brackets with bolts - 4 -.
- Tightening torque: Plastic clamping brackets 9 Nm, aluminum clamping brackets 11 Nm.

- Then, perform in reverse order of removal.
- Then, perform a function load test.

 

Expert:  Neal replied 2 years ago.

Here is the door panel info

 

Drivers Side Front Door Trim, Removing And Installing

NOTE:
- Since partition is very narrow, use a sharp screwdriver to prevent damage to panel and grip recess.
- Obtain radio unit code before disconnecting battery.
- Do not grasp in grip depression when pulling off grip recess as a strut secured to door trim is underneath.
- Removing and installing driver side front door trim for vehicles with manual window regulators is same as removing and installing Passengers side front door trim

Removing

CAUTION: Disconnect battery ground (GND) strap before working on electrical system.

- Switch ignition off.


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- Insert flat screwdriver in lower partition between panel - 1 - and grip recess - 2 -.


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- Unclip grip recess - 2 - upward out of door trim, do not reach into grip depression while doing so, to prevent damage to brace - 1 -.
- Press locking lug against connector - 3 - - arrow - and remove.


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- Remove screws - arrows -.
- Unclip door trim - 1 - at sides using Disassembly pliers 3392.
- Lift door trim upward out of window recess.


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- Unclip cable guide - 1 - using a flat screwdriver - 2 -, remove bracket - 3 - in direction of - arrow - and unhook cable hook - 4 -.
- Disconnect harness connectors.

Installing


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- Remove window recess seal - 1 - from door trim and insert in window recess.
- Remainder of installing is reverse of removing.

NOTE:
- Before installing door trim, check clips and replace if necessary, and insert into mounts of door trim.
- After connecting battery, check vehicle equipment (radio, clock, electric windows) as per Repair Manual and/or Owners Manual.
- If engine Electronic Control Module (ECM) is subject to low voltage with ignition on, DTC memory and Readiness code must be checked
Drivers Side Front Door Trim, Removing And Installing

NOTE:
- Since partition is very narrow, use a sharp screwdriver to prevent damage to panel and grip recess.
- Obtain radio unit code before disconnecting battery.
- Do not grasp in grip depression when pulling off grip recess as a strut secured to door trim is underneath.
- Removing and installing driver side front door trim for vehicles with manual window regulators is same as removing and installing Passengers side front door trim

Removing

CAUTION: Disconnect battery ground (GND) strap before working on electrical system.

- Switch ignition off.


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21_vw9906gojet_bd03_70-014a.jpg




- Insert flat screwdriver in lower partition between panel - 1 - and grip recess - 2 -.


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38_vw9906gojet_bd03_70-014b.jpg




- Unclip grip recess - 2 - upward out of door trim, do not reach into grip depression while doing so, to prevent damage to brace - 1 -.
- Press locking lug against connector - 3 - - arrow - and remove.


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36_vw9906gojet_bd03_70-014c.jpg




- Remove screws - arrows -.
- Unclip door trim - 1 - at sides using Disassembly pliers 3392.
- Lift door trim upward out of window recess.


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23_vw9906gojet_bd03_70-015a.jpg




- Unclip cable guide - 1 - using a flat screwdriver - 2 -, remove bracket - 3 - in direction of - arrow - and unhook cable hook - 4 -.
- Disconnect harness connectors.

Installing


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40_vw9906gojet_bd03_70-015b.jpg




- Remove window recess seal - 1 - from door trim and insert in window recess.
- Remainder of installing is reverse of removing.

NOTE:
- Before installing door trim, check clips and replace if necessary, and insert into mounts of door trim.
- After connecting battery, check vehicle equipment (radio, clock, electric windows) as per Repair Manual and/or Owners Manual.
- If engine Electronic Control Module (ECM) is subject to low voltage with ignition on, DTC memory and Readiness code must be checked

 

 

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