Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.9 SDI, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.9 TDI, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.6, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.9 TDI, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 2.0, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.8, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.8, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.4, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.9 TD, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.9 D View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF III Variant (1H5). Tools you'll need:
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 10
Ratchet wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Plastic trim tool
Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF III Variant (1H5). AUTODOC recommends:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF III Variant (1H5). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the car door.
  2. Step 2
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    Detach the window regulator handle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF III Variant (1H5). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  3. Step 3
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    Detach the door handle trim panel. Use a plastic trim tool.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the door handle fastener. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  5. Step 5
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    Detach the wing mirror adjustment handle.
  6. Step 6
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    Detach the door card. Use a plastic trim tool.
    Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF III Variant (1H5). Tip:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  7. Step 7
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    Detach the central lock button.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the door card.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF III Variant (1H5). To avoid damaging the part during installation, do not use excessive force.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the window glass fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Detach the side mirror trim panel.
  11. Step 11
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    Raise the glass a little and remove it.
    Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF III Variant (1H5). Professionals recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold the glass when raising it.Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the window regulator assembly. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the window regulator mechanism.
  14. Step 14
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    Install the new window regulator mechanism.
  15. Step 15
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    Tighten the fasteners of the window regulator assembly. Use a drive socket #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 10 Nm torque.
  16. Step 16
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    Attach the window regulator handle.
  17. Step 17
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    Set the window regulator assembly into the fully lowered position.
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