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Old 12-30-2017, 12:58 PM   #1
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Driver side door lock and unlock switch not working

Just recently my door lock/unlock switch just stopped working, I havent done anything to the car since it worked, maybe its some kind of a wiring issue? There are some cases where it works if i open the driver side door and then close it, but also sometimes that doesnt work as well. Passenger side swtich works.
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Old 01-02-2018, 03:14 PM   #2
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I had this problem on the GTI that I rebuilded. I opened the switch and found that the circuit board was corroded. Some of the lines were gone. The door cardboard is designed in a way that the water can get to the switch. I used jump wires and it is working fine for a year now. If you are not into soldering you can find new switch online. It's easy to replace it.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:12 AM   #3
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I had this problem on the GTI that I rebuilded. I opened the switch and found that the circuit board was corroded. Some of the lines were gone. The door cardboard is designed in a way that the water can get to the switch. I used jump wires and it is working fine for a year now. If you are not into soldering you can find new switch online. It's easy to replace it.
Cool thanks for the reply! Im gonna take a look inside and see what i find

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Old 01-03-2018, 01:44 AM   #4
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Just recently my door lock/unlock switch just stopped working, I havent done anything to the car since it worked, maybe its some kind of a wiring issue? There are some cases where it works if i open the driver side door and then close it, but also sometimes that doesnt work as well. Passenger side swtich works.
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I've had this problem problem off and on, usually in the spring and fall. I haven't opened the switch but it seems to be a contact problem. I find that if I use my finger nail to pry on the top edge of the switch it starts to work again and stays working for awhile so i haven't had a real cause to getting a permanent fix. The worst case I solved by using the trim tool for the radio to pry on the top edge of the switch, which got it working again.

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:18 PM   #5
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I've owned three Volkswagens, and each of them, at one time or another, has had a door lock issue.
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:20 PM   #6
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I agree. My rear drivers side locking cord is not always working properly

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