Freddy Hayward: Hey, thanks for the great video, i've seen a few different tutorials on
changing the window regulator, door lock module, cleaning the sensors
inside the module, and also fixing the lock barrel. Yours has by far been
one of the most helpful. I am currently in a position where i've nearly
fixed my lock barrel on my drivers door, i've already had to fix the window
regulator as I broke it while I was trying to remove the door lock module.
So next step is getting the working lock in place, and putting the door
lock back on. I really needed some help as I couldn't figure out where the
piece between the door handle and the door lock module sat. But now I know
what to do! Thanks very much! Hopefully I will finally be able to lock my
Golf and stop getting in through the passenger door! lol
George Lawrence: Is there any fix to a broken cylinder lock retaining clip? Thanks.
Chris LeBlanc: Thanks for the helpful video Brian. It seems as though a ring fell out when
replacing the passenger door harness. Any idea where this goes exactly, it
seems to help the door handle return properly into the door.
Jennefer Rocha: I believe your voice is very relaxed and it makes it easier for me to
understand each step. Thank you for the helpful video. My 2000 jetta's door
latch just gave out on me so I'm looking into replacing it myself. It is a
manual and not electric windows, however i'm sure I can use this video to
guide me through just fine. Thank you again. Great video!
Rich Lesnik: I replaced the window regulator (99 Passat, passenger side) -- lost the
"rivets" that hold a platic disc to the window regulator panel, and the
pull-tab list wire. The door is now permanently locked (the lock never
worked, but the pull-pin and lock cylinder would lock and unlock the door).
I need to replace the lock module, and get those rivets and the pull-pin
wire. Any idea where I can get them?
Brandon Peltier: Last night I opened up my door plate that separates the window to the door
panel. Put it together and the unner door handle wire let go of the hole
the hook was supposed to stay on. Found this video on the internet, and was
ready to get out there n do it again! This video was informative and
encouraging for someone who lacks the confidence. Good job homie!!!
Nicole Hartmann: Does the lock cylinder come with the module? or do you have to get the
Kelsey Nunemaker: I have a 99 jetta and the back passenger door does not lock/unlock with the
remote key portion. My dad and I have been inspecting it, but we are not
able to get the metal inside panel out. It seems that there is something
holding it in making it impossible to see to the right inside where the
handle would be. Do you have any tips for getting the metal panel out?
jeff shaddock: I haven't tried this yet, but I think this might explain the VERY baffling
battery drain we have been experiencing. The symptoms certainly line up. I
really appreciate your making this video.
Vincent Capizzi: Even though you look like your recovering from a hangover you were very
helpful. Downside in my case..the new lock module I installed when complete
seems to now leave the cable longer than it was previously. When opening
the door from the inside the handle pulls almost completely back to open
the door. From what I can see, everything is in its correct place. Any
Ken Sransky: I have a 2001 Beetle that has the common problems of no interior lights as
well as the alarm going off erratically when starting the car. Does the
module need to be programmed in some manner so that the remote functions
with the new module? Great video of how to replace the module. I tried to
repair mine, but it didn't work so I am familiar with what you are saying.
porschefan102: question for you... I'm about to do this to my golf, after you remove the
outer panel and are ready to remove the inner panel, do you have to support
the window in order to take off the panel or door latch module?
Armando Castillejo: Hey mark... I have a question... I have a passat 99... And my door latch
cable is broke... Its a easy way to do it myself!??
briansmobile1: Dealership or Junk Yard.
briansmobile1: Sounds like linkage to me.
mikey: this vid is gona be a big help,thanks! i got a mk4 jetta,but i cant open
the door to start work on it,any ideas on how to get it open with out
RIPPING the door interrior panel apart and having to buy a new one?
SlipknotMaggot0526: Do you know where I can get some outer door handle seals for my mk3 jetta?
They're completely rotted and i'm sure it will cause more rust down the
road and I can't seem to find where to buy them anywhere.
briansmobile1: Your linkage has play due to wear or not being properly secured at the
briansmobile1: The lock cylinder in the door may be glitched or the linkage may be
briansmobile1: @iMatt65 You're welcome. Thanks for commenting.
awaisau393: @briansmobile1 Yes! It is a four door car! if i remove the lock cylinder
will the door open easily? Thanks
Antonio T Posadas: thanks body
johnobd: did you every replace the door lock , then too find THE MOTHER freakING DOOR
WONT OPEN ;-((( happened me . door handle tab thingy 11.30 WRONG place .
refer too pass side for correct location, make sure door opens BEFORE
REFITTING LOCK BARREL. or you will be in serious HEARTSHIP. good vid man.
josh w: when i try taking my lock cylinder out it just tightens the handle? im
trying to program my key fob
skye orion: @briansmobile1 hear cars break down a lot in the winter makes like ford
vauxall renult citeroen bmw kia mitsubishi basically anything that can't
cope with cold but it6 doesnt get hot enough to kill cars where abouts in
the world do you live i live between manchester and liverpool england.
chabetsvideo: Thanks a lot!, it help a lot solving some problems
mrmekone: @briansmobile1 Do you have to reprogram the door latch module with vagcom?
Or is it simple plug and play. Good information by the way, I just bought a
tdi golf mk4 and the driver side doesn't autolock. Its a 2003 so it should
have the newer inners but it looks like somebody tried to break in through
the key silider. Any advice?
skye orion: @briansmobile1 winter spring sumner autumn verry cold snowy icy winters it
rains quite a lot all year and quite pleasentley warm sumners and
everything between its cool enough not to have air conditioning but warm
enough th get away with 2 wheel drive
Christopher Vazquez: So it's not the cylinder? Thank God. I'll tear it down when I get the
chance. Any idea of what I have to replace?
aetommyboy: Why would he text you? lmao. You have a bad latch module. Replace it...
Alexandre Landim: Nice video! I think it's not my problem, because the alarm malfunction in
my 2006 Jetta is the alarm that start beeping without reason. The doors
sensors looks fine, but I can't fix it or even disable the alarm forever,
so I need to disable the alarm every time I turn it off, by openning de
passenger door, close the doors with the remote alarm, turn the key to the
ignition position to disable de alarm, and close the door. EVERY DAY! :/
But thanks for the videio and hugs from Brazil!
kevo ian: hi brian i have mk4 gti 2002 with 3 doors and im having problem with the
driver door .......when i open the door the light that is on the door is
not working and the head light buzzer is not working too and the door is
locking with it self ....is the problem from the module ?? what i must do
?..must change the module ? please help me ...
Nathan Jones: If this was not your best video I would like to see some of your good
videos. Thanks you saved me about 500 dollars from the VW Dealership
briansmobile1: @GRANDTOURBUSTA There is, but I'm not sure how to explain it. I put the
cylinder in a vise with soft jaws and set the spring with a dental pick.
Mike Douglas: Dude you are a life saver.... Got a dumb question that I hope you can help
me with. The drivers door has been opening only if I gave it a quick hard
pull. Now the damn thing won't let the latch close when I shut the door. Is
this caused from the actuator being faulty? The car is an 02 jetta. Thanks
in advance for any more help that you could share.
IzzleBizzleShizzle: Great video Brian. I had a quick question. The drivers side door on my 04
GLI will unlock with the key FOB but won't lock. Do you think its a
mechanical issue or will I have to replace the door latch module?
briansmobile1: The cable jacket from the inside handle end is undone.
briansmobile1: lol I get told I look like everybody- usually someone new each day. From
Bear Grylls to Christian Bail.
ventureelect: @briansmobile1 Whats wrong with the filming. I think its great.
gregmv12: So yeah - i used your video to help guide me thru the latch replacement.
Thankyou so much! (but even with the 12pt bit, i had a heck of a time
getting the latch bolts out) After all is done, turns out the Cylinder is
broken too..... SO im facing the option of THAT repair too..... Any chance
of dong a video for how all those little pcs go together in there?
nattyt10: do u no how to get the door open if its locked shut to start with? also my
petrol cap wont open by the button and some times the passenger door dosent
open and the driver door mirror wont work any ideas please please help
briansmobile1: @ThreeGreenDown Congratulations! Savor the feeling of success!
PITYA82: Hi Kevo, I think it is not the complet module problem. It should be the
button of the microswitch(with red and blue cable) is broken. Typical
failure of VW latches. You have to change the microswitch for a new one.
grewal harinder: great work give me good idea,thanks
briansmobile1: @chrisvazquez28 Where it links in is broken off. Don't be shy to tear it
down and check it out.
briansmobile1: @ThreeGreenDown Perhaps the spring on the new on is inside and invisible in
the new one causing the old one you found in the door to be duplicate? It's
hard to say because I can't see it from here.
Rashid Bin Jafar: Hi, My passenger Door locked inside and out. and i cant remove lock
cylinder because of no access to lock screw. The door is locked and i
managed to remove the window carrier panel. I can see the lock module from
inside the door. Is there anyway to open the door without breaking lock
module. It seems like the electric motor is failed. Please help. Thanks.
Rostam Buicki: Do you need to reprogram the car's computer after installing the new door
Peter Kim: I have a mk3 golf and on the front passenger side my friend pulled the
handle off and for some reason the door will not open from the inside or
out. The door will not open and I do not know how to go about fixing it.
I've look on the forums but cant find any help. Do you have any ideas ?
briansmobile1: @Izzyrev Check for broken wires in the door hinge area.
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