This tutorial will show you how to remove the rear door card on your MK7 Golf and is applicable for both Left and Right rear doors.

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Tools/Parts Required

  • Torx Driver Set
  • Trim Removal Tools

Step 1


This image shows you an overview of all the clips we need to release to remove the door card. There are two different styles of clips:

  • Red Circles – Push-Pull Clips. These are simply ‘pulled’ on to release them.
  • Green Hexagon – Twist Clip. Simply rotated 90 degrees to release the door card.

Plus two bolts which are outlined in the following steps.

Step 2

Using a trim removal tool, release the plastic cover on the door handle.

Step 3

Unbolt the following two bolts using a Torx driver.

Step 4

Looking at the underside of the door card, remove the red reflector with a trim removal tool and rotate this clip 90 degrees.

Step 5

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

Lastly disengage the trim for the windowsill, which requires a firm lift upwards.

Step 6

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 7

Here you can see the inside of the door.

Step 8


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

Step 9

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

Step 10

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 rotate the hexagonal clip another 90 degrees to secure the bottom of the door.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Simon

    My 2016 golf R also has a clip in the bottom corner near the speaker.

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