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How do you remove a door panel on a 98 Jetta to put the window back on its tracks?


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2015-07-15 21:34:07
2015-07-15 21:34:07

remove window handle by twisting ring on base of handle and pulling off.pop off cover plate on door handle and remove 2 outside screws on handle.remove 3 or 4 screws on the bottom of door panel,from bottom of panel push up and panel will become free.there are a few things connected to the panel that need to be removed,they all unplug from door but remember where they go and how they came apart.if you are just trying to put the window back in there are 2 holes with rubber covers,open those and roll window down until you see window clamps,put in window and do not overtighten.if you want to get to the track you need to remove window handle assembely,door latch assembely,and large plate on everything is exposed,you will clearly see the track and how it comes off and on

I have a 2000 Jetta. The front passenger window fell off the tracks. I did have it repaired by the shop but later received a recall notice and was refunded my service costs.

While this information may not answer your direct question--just maybe, if your car was included in the recall--you could have it repaired with no cost.

I have a 1995 Jetta and I found the already posted answers to the above question helped me out with my problem: How do you get the window handle off from a door side panel that has manual roll up windows? The answer is that the window handle pops off by sliding the ring at the base of the window winder(handle). The mechanism is ingenious. It took a bit of finger strength, but no tools required. So don't do what I did at first, which was to try and pry the window winder off with a couple screwdrivers. I nearly broke the handle off. I was surprised at how easy the procedure was once I knew what to do.


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probably have broken part in window assy. that is covered by recall. take it to the dealer.

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Roll the window about half way down, remove the door panel, take out the bolt(s) holding the window in, completely pull the window out, inspect the tracks for damage, replace if necessary, slide the window back in the tracks. There may be access holes in the door underneath the panel that will lineup with the bolt(s) holding the window in.

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im not to sure, but i know it pops off around the edges and there are screw on the handle u have to get off. on the side were the defrost is if u have it has to be disconnected. let me know what is not coming off and i could help

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The 1998 VW Jetta drivers side power window relay switch can be found inside of the drivers side door. You will need to remove the drivers side door panel in order to access the power window relay switch.

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By removing the sprinkler first!

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