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Trying to remove the rear left door lock mechanism on my

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Trying to remove the rear left door lock mechanism on my Passat 2010 estate but can't figure out how to get it past the rear window guide. The mechanism is now unattached. Do I have to remove the rear window guide? If so how?
JA: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yep - - I'm pretty sure the bowden cable is not attached properly as it doesn't open from the outside. Opening from inside is fine. So I need to remove the lock mechanism to inspect
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: VW Passat B6 estate 21010 model Oops - 2010!
JA: What year is your '10 Passat?
Customer: Yep
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that's it thanks Pearl OK thanks
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds like you may not have removed enough to be able to remove the latch. To remove the latch you have to remove the carrier plate/subframe. This is the assembly that makes up the entire inside of the door once the panel is removed, the window regulator and door latch are attached to the subframe and come out of the door as an assembly with it.

Were you trying to remove the latch by itself?