Upgrading your speakers? Fixing a rattle? This tutorial will show you how to remove the front door card on your MK6 Golf.

This guide is applicable for both Driver and Passenger doors.

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Tools/Parts Required

  • Torx Driver Set
  • Trim Removal Tools

Step 1

First you will need to remove the plastic trim on the door handle. Working from first arrow, pry the trim upwards.

When you reach the end, slide inwards as shown by the fourth arrow.

Step 2

Unbolt the following two bolts using a Torx driver.

Step 3

Looking at the underside of the door, remove the bolt as pictured.

Step 4

Using your hands and trim removal tools, work from the bottom of the door and start to release the clips. You need to pull very firmly to release the clips.

When the left, bottom and right sides are release, simply slide the trim upwards to release it from the window sill.

Step 5

With the door card loose, you need to unplug a series of wiring clips, which will vary between passenger and driver doors, as well as vehicle trim specification.

Next release the door lock cable by pushing the tab across and lifting outwards.

Step 6

Here you can see the inside of the door trim and the associated clip locations we just released.

Step 7

Before reinstallation, ensure all clips are in the current position, with a gap as shown.

Step 8

Reconnect all wiring looms and the door lock cable. The cable slides into a slot as shown then clips down into position.

Step 9

Next, simply hook the door card onto the window sill, it is generally a very firm fit and takes some attempts to seat correctly. Then firmly push down across the door card making sure every clip ‘clicks’ in correctly.

Lastly reinstall all three bolts and door handle trim.

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