Is your Volkswagen window switch not working? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the window switch of your Volkswagen.

This guide shows how to replace the driver’s door window switch on a VW Jetta 2011–2018, also known as VW Bora. This window switch is also used on Volkswagen CC, GTI, Golf, Golf R, Passat, Rabit, and Tiguan.

What you will need

  • VW Jetta Window Switch
  • Dash Trim Removal Tool (Recommended)
    • A Flathead screwdriver can be used as well.


  1. Park the Volkswagen and turn off the engine. Open the driver’s door.VW Jetta Driver's Door Switch Replacement
  2. Use a dash trim removal tool  (or flathead screwdriver) to pry the window switch at the back.
  3. Lift the window switch and pull towards the back to release the front tab.
  4. Release the connector on the back of the window switch.VW window switch replacement
  5. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the window switch from the plastic trim.
  6. Remove the window switch by pulling it out.
  7. Install the new window switch by pressing it in until you hear it click.

If your VW windows don’t move up and down, the problem could be the window switch is faulty. Diagnosing your car before you decide to replace the window switch is essential. Sometimes, a VW window may not move up and down due to a faulty window regulator, motor, or blown fuse.

This tutorial shows that changing a VW window switch is very easy and takes less than thirty minutes. The average cost to change a Volkswagen window switch at a repair shop ranges from $150-$200. The average cost to change a Volkswagen window switch is $25-$50.

We hope you find the Volkswagen Window Switch Replacement DIY guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Volkswagen.

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