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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. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Unlock hood: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Latch is located below steering wheel.

  2. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Open hood: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Find latch above Volkswagen symbol on grill and open.

  3. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery: step 3, image 1 of 2 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Use the 10 mm socket wrench to do this step.

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

  4. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Disconnect positive terminal on battery: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use the 10 mm socket wrench to do this step.

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

  5. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Clear both terminals: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Ensure that both terminals are clear before continuing.

  6. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Locate alternator: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • The alternator will be on the left side when facing engine​

  7. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Locate belt loosening bolt​: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • The belt loosening bolt is on the left, below the alternator.

  8. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Loosen bolt: step 8, image 1 of 2 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Loosen bolt: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Using 11/16 in. socket, rotate clockwise to loosen the bolt

  9. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Remove belt: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Push the belt off of the alternator.

    • Do not completely remove belt from engine.

  10. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Locate screws holding the alternator in place: step 10, image 1 of 2 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Locate screws holding the alternator in place: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Locate the 4 screws holding the alternator in place two on the top and two on the bottom.

  11. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Remove screws from alternator: step 11, image 1 of 2 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Remove screws from alternator: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Using the 1/2 in. socket, remove the screws.

  12. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Remove cap and electrical connector: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • 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. 2011- 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Alternator Replacement, Remove the alternator: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • 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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