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Volkswagen Jetta Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance tutorials for the 6th generation 2011 to 2014 MK6 VW Jetta.

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VW Jetta Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Jetta Key Fob Battery

1. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control of an MK6 6th generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) VW Jetta can become weak or quit working entirely.

Check out my DIY instructions for changing the battery, including the replacement part number, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta Dome & Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Jetta Dome & Map Lights

2. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Dome & Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The overhead console between the driver and front passenger seats of a 6th generation MK6 Jetta contains three light bulbs. One for the "dome" light and two for the "map" lights.

If you need to change a burnt out bulb or upgrade them all to brighter LED units, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta Rear Passenger Reading Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Rear Passenger Lights

3. 2011-2016 VW Jetta Rear Passenger Reading Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

Above the rear passenger seats in the headliner of a sixth generation MK6 Jetta sedan, there is a set of two courtesy reading lights.

If you need to replace a burnt out bulb or upgrade them both to brighter LED units, visit my DIY tutorial including the replacement part number by clicking on the text link above or thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs

4. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the headliner above the sun visor of your 6th generation MK6 VW Jetta, check out my quick DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Jetta A/C Cabin Air Filter

5. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your 6th generation MK6 Jetta hasn't been blowing as hard any more or it smells a bit musty, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element inside the HVAC blower motor housing.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure including replacement part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Jetta Door Panel Removal

6. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

In order to upgrade the OEM door speaker, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor in your MK6 Jetta, you'll first have to remove the interior door panel.

Check out my photo illustrated DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Jetta License Plate Lights

7. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
   

VW Jetta Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Jetta Trunk Light Bulb

8. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

VW Jetta Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Jetta Tail Light Bulbs

9. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light assemblies of a 6th generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Volkswagen Jetta sedan contain the brake, rear turn signal, reverse and parking light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

VW Jetta Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Jetta Electrical Fuses

10. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The first step to troubleshooting any electrical issue with your sixth generation MK6 VW Jetta is to check for a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment fuse panel locations.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
VW Jetta Wiper Blades

11. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
   

VW Jetta 12V Car Battery Replacement Guide
Jetta 12V Car Battery

12. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

The 12 volt automotive battery in a 6th generation MK6 VW Jetta should last anywhere from 3 to over 5 years depending on how hot or cold it gets in your area.

If the 12V battery in your Jetta seems to be dead or it won't start the car as quickly as it used to, check out my DIY tutorial for removing the battery from the engine bay and installing a new one, including the replacement part number.

   

VW Jetta Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Jetta Headlight Bulbs

13. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a 6th generation MK6 VW Jetta contain the low beam, high beam, daytime running light (DRL), front side marker, turn signal and parking ("city light") bulbs.

If you need to replace any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta 2.5L I5 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Jetta I5 Engine Air Filter

14. 2011-2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L I5 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter of a sixth generation MK6 VW Jetta with the 2.5 liter inline five cylinder motor should be checked or cleaned at every oil change and changed when it is dirty.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure, including replacement part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta 2.5L I5 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Jetta 2.5L Spark Plugs

15. 2011-2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L I5 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The platinum tipped OEM spark plugs in the 2.5 liter inline five cylinder engine of a 6th generation MK6 VW Jetta should be changed every 40,000 miles.

To view my detailed DIY tutorial for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta 2.5L I5 Engine Oil Change Guide
Jetta 2.5L I5 Oil Change

16. 2011-2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L I5 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your sixth generation MK6 VW Jetta or Jetta Sportwagen running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the cartridge oil filter in the 2.5 liter inline five cylinder engine. (The 2005-2010 MK5 or "MKV" Jetta also has the same 2.5L I5 motor.)

Check out my detailed DIY instructions for changing the oil and filter by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Jetta Front Brake Pads

17. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

On VW cars, unlike vehicles from most other manufacturers, the front pads tend to last longer than the rear pads. The front pads can last anywhere from 40,000 to over 80,000 miles depending on your unique driving conditions.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing the front pads, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

VW Jetta Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Jetta Rear Brake Pads

18. 2011-2016 Volkswagen Jetta Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear brake pads on a 6th generation VW Jetta usually need to be replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Check out my detailed DIY instructions for changing the rear disc brake pads by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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