We got a VW beetle with cracked door handle support.That’s why we have to remove the beetle door panel first and then we will figure out how to fix with JB weld. VW Beetle door panels are unfortunately not strong enough built. I hear a lot of consumer complains about them.
Our VW Beetle is a 2002 and as far as I know from 1998 to 2005 they have the same door panels.First start with the support you use when you open and shut the door. Just pry it gently from the top one bottom at the same time.It has 3 clips on it but on mine,they’re all broken…
You’ll see two screws inside.They’re Phillips type screws.Unscrew both.
On the bottom of the panel there are three T20 screws.You have to use T20 torx driver.
When you’re done, pop the door panel ,there are several clips around the door and lift it up gently.
First unhook the cable for door handle.Just pop the plastic circled below.
Unhook the sockets for gas tank,trunk,windows and door lock.