In order to remove Volkswagen Passat B5 door covering and disassemble the door we shall need the following tools:
- «Torx 20» wrench;
- Heavy cross head screwdriver;
- 10 screwdriver, preferably box type or 10 socket wrench;
- flat screwdriver, and if you need to disassemble the rear door, you will need a tool capable to knock out plastic rings from the window.
After removing the decorative cover you only need to remove the entire metal cover raising it slightly upwards since the window lifters are located in the lower part. Then remove the lock and make repair job.
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Detach the handle (this process is same for the passenger door, just needs sidewise hooking with).
Roll up the window and fix it with a sticky tape to prevent it from falling down. Push the piece within larger circle inside and tap out the pieces within smaller circles after removing the metal card from the door.
Unfasten the laterally located bolt by means of «Torx 20». Properly remember original bolt location in order to avoid jamming when assembling the door.
Unfasten the bolt connecting the lock and door. All that is left to do now is to remove the entire metal covering by means of raising it slightly upwards, since the window lifters that are located in the lower part will not make it possible to pull it towards you. After removing the covering, remove the lock and proceed with its disassembling and repair.
Prepare the lock and tools required for its repairing and replacing of the micro switch (remove the arrowed spring).