Introduction

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.

Tools Required

  • Torx Driver Set
  • Trim Removal Tools

Overview

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.

MK7 Golf Rear Door Trim Card Removal

Step 1

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

MK7 Golf Rear Door Trim Card Removal

Step 2

Unbolt the following two bolts using a Torx driver.

MK7 Golf Rear Door Trim Card Removal

Step 3

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

MK7 Golf Rear Door Trim Card Removal

Step 4

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.

MK7 Golf Rear Door Trim Card Removal

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.

MK7 Golf Front Door Trim Card Removal

Step 6

Here you can see the inside of the door.

MK7 Golf Rear Door Trim Card Removal

Reinstallation

Step 1

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

MK7 Golf Front Door Trim Card Removal

Step 2

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

MK7 Golf Front Door Trim Card Removal

Step 3

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.

MK7 Golf Rear Door Trim Card Removal

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