How to Replace VW Beetle Door Seals

Updated April 17, 2017

The door seals on your Volkswagen Beetle are used to help prevent any wind or rain from getting in to the car. If the seals on your door become damaged, it can cause your door panels to rust or become corroded. Replacing all of the seals on your Beetle doors is a very easy task. You can pick up the required weather stripping and adhesive needed from your local parts store.

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws that fix the weatherstripping seals to your door.

Locate the rubber studs that are connected to the weatherstripping and remove them from the door. Place the studs to one side because you may install them on to the new weatherstripping.

Peel the weatherstripping away from the door of your Beetle using your hands. This can be done by pulling it toward you until it comes free from the door.

Place a thin layer of adhesive onto the new weatherstripping. Line up the new weatherstripping perfectly on the door. An incorrectly aligned weatherstripping will damage the performance of the door seal.

Reattach the rubber studs and then the screws onto the weatherstripping. Use a Phillips screwdriver to fix the screws in place. Repeat the process on all the doors of your Beetle.

Things You'll Need

  • Replacement weatherstripping
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Weatherstripping adhesive
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John Johnston began writing in 2006 for article sites such as SN&CK Media, and has a large wealth of experience in writing automotive repair and electronics articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in sports journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.