Without functioning door handles, you can’t lock, enter, or exit your vehicle. So it’s no wonder that a broken door handle can be quite inconvenient. We’re pleased to let you know that Volkswagen door handle repair is not something that’s solely left to the professionals. You can certainly troubleshoot and replace your door handle at home by using simple tools and replacement parts that are easy to obtain.
This guide covers the three most common questions Volkswagen owners have about troubleshooting and replacing their door handles.
Why is My Door Handle Broken?
There are so many things that could go wrong with a door handle. For example, the handle itself could be cracked or broken off. Or the door latch or the linkage could be broken. You can either diagnose the issue and replace only the faulty component(s), or you can replace the whole assembly or sub-assembly.
This article has a good set of tips for anyone who wants to repair or replace their own door handle: Tools and Tricks For Repairing Your VW Door Handle
Should I Get an OEM or Aftermarket Replacement Door Handle?
The first thing to decide after deciding to tackle the repair or replacement job yourself is whether to get an OEM or aftermarket replacement handle (or component). The best way to decide between the two options is to go over the key differences between both options: design and quality. Both options differ greatly in both departments, and it’s important to be aware of what to expect so you can make an educated decision.
This article will help you go over both key differences: What’s Better For Your Volkswagen – OEM or Aftermarket Door Handles?
How do I Replace an Exterior Door Handle on My VW?
If you have a flat blade screwdriver and a T-20 Torx driver, you can replace an exterior door handle on your Volkswagen. Don’t forget to order a replacement door handle before starting the project.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive VW door handle replacement tutorial, we’ve got one: How to Replace an Exterior VW Door Handle
If you have any questions that weren’t answered in this guide, you can contact us. We’re happy to answer all of your questions related to replacing your VW door handle.