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Old 03-01-2019, 07:26 AM   #13
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I recently replaced the door latch on one of my '99s with a VW part 3D1837015AB, just under $30 on eBay. It was listed as a door latch for a MK5 VW Jetta, Golf, GTI.

Installed on Saturday, I thought it was all good. After everything was back together and closed up, I found that the lock didn't work - a plastic piece for the MK5 locking mechanism was blocking it.

Sunday, I went back in and made a slight modification and it works perfect now. While I was at it I made a video and posted on YouTube:

Edit: Here's more explanation on another forum with a couple pictures from the video:
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