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    anyone with a mk5 rabbit or gti want to help me out?

    I have a bit of an issue I'm trying to figure out. I've been comparing part numbers for the US mk5 jetta/sportwagen and the US mk5 rabbit/gti for the door handle assemblies.

    As I knew, the golf/gti body gets different door handles than the jetta cars do. The odd thing to me though, is that while the golf/gti has the same handle supports for the front & back doors, the jetta appears not too.

    It's supposed to be a really quick & easy thing to swap a door handle out on the mk5's, so I'm hoping someone around the Seattle area with a mk5 rabbit or gti wouldn't mind me swapping a rear handle between the cars to see if it works without having to change out the rear support from inside the door.

    note.. I'd need a four door mk5.. a 2 door wouldn't really help me as much



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    Or you could call any VW dealer and get the part numbers for the two parts...

    If they're the same, then you have your answer.

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    I already have the part numbers. I spent a lot of time comparing the part numbers in ETKA myself. That's how I know that the handle support is different on the rear doors compared to the front doors on the jetta. The question is whether the exterior handles from a golf or gti can swap directly to a jetta without having to replace anything else.

    Unfortunately a dealer won't be able to tell me anything.. I'm looking to install non-standard parts on my car.
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    So the US mk5 rabbit/gti has to have 4 doors for this test right? Because you're doing the rear handles?

    Just wanted to clarify that..... dunno if it matters though?

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    yeah... kind of need a four door
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