VW Golf Mk4 Window Regulator Replacement
How to remove the window regulator on a Volkswagen Golf MK4 or Similarly aged Bora (or Jetta in the US).
The plastic guides that lift the glass had broke, they actually had snapped as the inside of the door had quite a few fragments of them lying around, it was cheaper to go to the scrapyard and buy a new regulator, it looks a bit unwieldy a huge tin plate being attached to it whereas on other cars the regulator is unbolted from the door, but thats just the way VW make it, its not really much harder to remove once you know how to do it.
As for not removing the door latch mechanism, i didnt have the correct spline bit for the bolts that hold the mechanism in place, i bought one of the bits today to remove the seatbelt bolt, the bolts need spline S8 bits to remove them. You can remove the mechanism to avoid breaking the plastic part but its not really an important part.