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This guide will help you safely and correctly replace the alternator from a 2011 - 2017 Volkswagen Jetta.

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  1. Latch is located below steering wheel.
    • Latch is located below steering wheel.

  2. Find latch above Volkswagen symbol on grill and open.
    • Find latch above Volkswagen symbol on grill and open.

  3. Use the 10 mm socket wrench to do this step. Loosen the nut on the connector by turning it counter-clockwise.
    • Use the 10 mm socket wrench to do this step.

    • Loosen the nut on the connector by turning it counter-clockwise.

  4. Use the 10 mm socket wrench to do this step.
    • Use the 10 mm socket wrench to do this step.

    • Loosen the nut on the connector by turning it counter-clockwise.

  5. Ensure that  both terminals are clear before continuing.
    • Ensure that both terminals are clear before continuing.

  6. The alternator will be on the left side when facing engine​
    • The alternator will be on the left side when facing engine​

  7. The belt loosening bolt is on the left, below the alternator.
    • The belt loosening bolt is on the left, below the alternator.

  8. Using 11/16 in. socket, rotate clockwise to loosen the bolt Using 11/16 in. socket, rotate clockwise to loosen the bolt
    • Using 11/16 in. socket, rotate clockwise to loosen the bolt

  9. Push the belt off of the alternator.
    • Push the belt off of the alternator.

    • Do not completely remove belt from engine.

  10. Locate the 4 screws holding the alternator in place two on the top and two on the bottom. Locate the 4 screws holding the alternator in place two on the top and two on the bottom.
    • Locate the 4 screws holding the alternator in place two on the top and two on the bottom.

  11. Using the 1/2 in. socket, remove the screws. Using the 1/2 in. socket, remove the screws.
    • Using the 1/2 in. socket, remove the screws.

  12. Remove cap and electrical connector located on the right side of the alternator before removing the alternator.
    • Remove cap and electrical connector located on the right side of the alternator before removing the alternator.

    • Photo was taken after the alternator was removed to provide a better picture.

  13. Take alternator out of engine by pulling to the left and out.
    • Take alternator out of engine by pulling to the left and out.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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