drivers side front door

Asked by Dec 07, 2012 at 07:54 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2002 vw passat. the drivers side front door will open from the outside but not the inside.

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you'll have to pull off the door panel and more than likley replace the cable that connects the inside door handle to the door latch. I know you can get a used on the web cheep

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how do you know the cable is bad or broken? mine looks just like the used one I got.

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It could be a plastic clip at either end of the rod or cable has broken, or the rod/cable has gone bad. Lastly, the mechanism itself has gone bad. Its a typical issue on older vehicles.

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Thanks Giulio but I figured out the problem minutes after posting my question. I found that the cable was a tad too loose/stretched to where it was not openning the door latch when the handle is pulled. So I simply adjusted the cable slack by pushing the cable through the outer sleeve into the metal door panel about a half inch. I put back the outer finish door panel and the handle now worked as it should.

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