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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing front door trim

  Note
  •   Removal and installation are described for the front door trim on driver side. Follow same instructions for the front passenger side as appropriate.
  •   Removal and installation are illustrated for 4-door vehicles. Removal and installation on 2-door vehicles are analogous.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
   

Removal wedge -3409-
Removal wedge -3409-

   

Wedges -T10383-
Wedges -T10383-

Removing
–  Switch off ignition and all electric loads and then remove ignition key.
 

Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783

–  Lever upper part of handle recess -1- out of mountings in door trim, using removal wedge -3409-.
 

Removing and installing front door trim

–  Remove bolts -1-.
 

Removing and installing front door trim

–  Release retaining clip -1- with 10 mm open-end spanner by turning it 90° (1/4 turn) in -direction of arrow-.
 

Removing and installing front door trim

  Retaining clip -arrow- is released.
 

Removing and installing front door trim

Removing and installing front door trim

–  Force retaining clips -2- of door trim -1- out of mountings with wedges -T10383-. Clip -3- has already been released.
  Note
  Caution
If the door trim is removed vertically upwards out of the window slot seal, ensure that the door trim is not damaged by colliding with the mirror cover trim.
–  Pull door trim -1- upwards vertically out of window slot seal. On 4-door and estate models, the crash clip -arrow- is released automatically while doing so.
–  Disconnect the electrical plug-in connections from the door trim -1- in accordance with the vehicle's equipment.
–  Unhook Bowden cable -1- from inner door handle.
Installing
  Note
Before installing, check all fasteners for damage and renew if necessary.
Install in reverse order, but note the following:
–  Insert retaining clips into front door trim.
 

Removing and installing front door trim

  Caution
Before installing door trim, ensure that the locking mechanisms of all clips are in -position 1-.
It is not possible to install the door trim without problem if clips are in -position 2-!

Removing and installing front door trim

Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - front door trim“
   
Assembly overview - front door trim
  Note   The assembly overview is shown for the front door trim on driver side. The assembly overview for the front passenger side is analogous. ...

Removing and installing trim panel
  Note   Removal and installation are described for the trim panel on driver side. Follow same instructions for the front passenger side as appropriate. ...

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