Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 2.5, VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 1.9 TDI, VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 1.8 T, VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 1.4, VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 1.9 TDI, VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 2.0, VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 1.6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: door lock – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7). List of the tools you'll need:
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 10
Torx bit T20
XZN socket bit # 8
Ratchet wrench
Painter's tape
Flat Screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Clip removal tool
Plastic trim tool
Replacement: door lock – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the locks on the left and right rear doors.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the car door.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 1.6 2003 Door Lock - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Detach the door armrest panel. Use a plastic trim tool.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the door armrest screws. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 2.0 2005 by yourself
    Unscrew the door card fasteners. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  5. Step 5
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    Detach the door card. Use a plastic trim tool.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: door lock – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the covers from the window raiser fasteners.
  7. Step 7
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    Switch on the ignition.
  8. Step 8
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    Lower the window glass.
    Replacement: door lock – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7). Tip:
    Continue lowering the window glass until its fasteners become visible.
  9. Step 9
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    Switch off the ignition.
  10. Step 10
    VW NEW BEETLE 1.9 TDI Door Lock replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Detach the power window connector from the door card.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible 2003 1.6 by yourself
    Detach the door lock actuator cable.
  12. Step 12
    New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 1.8 T 2004 Door Lock DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the window glass fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: door lock – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    To avoid injury, hold the glass when unscrewing the fasteners.
  13. Step 13
    How to change Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 2005 - tips and tricks
    Raise the window glass all the way up and secure it on the door frame with masking tape.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold the glass when raising it.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the cover from the exterior door handle fastener. Use a plastic trim tool.
  15. Step 15
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    Unscrew the fastener of the exterior door handle. Use Torx T20. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the cover from the exterior door handle fastener. Use a plastic trim tool.
  17. Step 17
    How to replace VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 1.6 2003 Door Lock - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the handle-to-lock cable. Use a flat screwdriver.
  18. Step 18
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    Unscrew the door lock fasteners. Use XZN #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 19
    Changing Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 2.0 2005 by yourself
    Detach the mirror adjuster connector from the door.
  20. Step 20
    How to remove VW NEW BEETLE 1.8 T 2006 Door Lock - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Detach the wiring harness from the protective cover of the door. Use a clip removal tool.
  21. Step 21
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    Detach the speaker connector.
  22. Step 22
    How hard is it to do yourself: Door Lock replacement on VW New Beetle Convertible 1.6 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Detach the wiring harness from the protective cover of the door. Use a clip removal tool.
  23. Step 23
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    Detach the mirror adjuster connector from the control unit.
  24. Step 24
    Changing of Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible 2010 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Detach the wiring harness from the protective cover of the door. Use a clip removal tool.
  25. Step 25
    VW NEW BEETLE 1.9 TDI Door Lock replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the fasteners of the protective cover of the door. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  26. Step 26
    Replacing Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible 2003 1.6 by yourself
    Remove the protective cover of the door.
    Replacement: door lock – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7). AUTODOC recommends:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  27. Step 27
    New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 1.8 T 2004 Door Lock DIY replacement workshop manual
    Detach the door lock connector. Use a flat screwdriver.
  28. Step 28
    How to change Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 2005 - tips and tricks
    Remove the door lock. Use a flat screwdriver.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: door lock – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  29. Step 29
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement VW New Beetle Convertible 2006 1.8 T Door Lock
    Remove the handle-to-lock cable. Use a clip removal tool.
  30. Step 30
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    Install the handle-to-lock cable.
  31. Step 31
    How to change Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install the new lock.
    Replacement: door lock – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7). AUTODOC recommends:
    When installing, do not use excessive force to avoid damage to the part.
  32. Step 32
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    Attach the door lock connector.
  33. Step 33
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    Install the protective cover of the door.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: door lock – VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7). To avoid damaging the part during installation, do not use excessive force.
  34. Step 34
    Changing Door Lock on VW New Beetle Convertible (1Y7) 2.0 2005 by yourself
    Screw in the fasteners of the protective cover of the door. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
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