Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.4 16V, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 2.0, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 SDI, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.8 4motion, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 2.8 V6 4motion, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6 16V, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 2.0 4motion, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 2.0 Bi-Fuel, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.8 T, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 2.3 V5 4motion View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF IV Variant (1J5). List of the tools you'll need:
Silicone lubricant
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Torx bit T20
Torx bit T30
Ratchet wrench
Flat screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
Round-nose pliers
Drill bit set
Drill
Plastic trim tool
Clip removal tool
Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF IV Variant (1J5). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF IV Variant (1J5). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the car door.
  2. Step 2
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    Detach the door handle trim panel. Use a plastic trim tool.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF IV Variant (1J5). To avoid damaging the part when removing it, do not use excessive force.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the door card fasteners. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the lower fasteners of the door card. Use Torx T20. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 5
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    Detach the door card. Use a plastic trim tool.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF IV Variant (1J5). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  6. Step 6
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    Detach the door lock actuator cable.
  7. Step 7
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    Detach the door lock connector.
  8. Step 8
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    Detach the bulb connector.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the covers from the window raiser fasteners.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the window glass fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Detach the door card supporting bracket. Use a flat screwdriver.
  12. Step 12
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    Raise the glass a little and remove it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold the glass when raising it.Replacement: window regulator – VW GOLF IV Variant (1J5). To avoid damaging the part when removing it, do not use excessive force.
  13. Step 13
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    Detach the window switch module connectors.
  14. Step 14
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    Detach the speaker connector.
  15. Step 15
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    Detach the power window wiring harness. Use a clip removal tool.
  16. Step 16
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the power window motor. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 17
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    Remove the power window motor.
  18. Step 18
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    Detach the power window connector.
  19. Step 19
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    Remove the door panel covers. Use a plastic trim tool.
  20. Step 20
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    Remove the door panel clips. Use a flat screwdriver.
  21. Step 21
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    Unscrew the door panel fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 22
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    Squeeze the clips and detach the window regulator drive gear. Use round-nose pliers.
  23. Step 23
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    Remove the door panel together with the window regulator linkage. Use a plastic trim tool.
  24. Step 24
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    Detach the connector of the central door locking module.
  25. Step 25
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    Drill out the rivets of the window regulator linkage. Use a drill bit set. Use a drill.
  26. Step 26
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    Remove the window regulator mechanism.
  27. Step 27
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    Install the new window regulator mechanism.
  28. Step 28
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    Tighten the fasteners of the window regulator assembly. Use a drive socket #13. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 11 Nm torque.
  29. Step 29
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    Treat the window regulator drive gear. Use a silicone lubricant.
  30. Step 30
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    Attach the connector of the central door locking module.
  31. Step 31
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    Install the door panel together with the window regulator linkage.
  32. Step 32
    Attach the window regulator drive gear.
    Step 33
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    Screw in the door panel fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
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