Something has happened to my trunk latch, I opened it and now it won't lock back,It won't even make a noise when you pull the trunk release like it usually does. Is there a fuse for the trunk or do you think its the latch?
I had the same problem and I did the following:
- demount the plastic cover of the trunk (2 screws)
- locked and unlocked the trunk, while it was open to understand the system (it's really easy)
- lubricate all relevant parts
- checked the functionality
- put the plastic cover back on
Overall it took me 15 min. It worked on my beetle. No guarantee. I'm not a technician.
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You can try this I think the latch is just slightly missaligned.Did you put something in the trunk and push down on the trunk?Try to push down hard on the trunk where the latch is a few times while pressing the remote.If this works and it opens look for marks on the latch indicating rubing,file down,spray with WD 40.Good Luck.
I was looking for a solution but found none. Here is what happened. I opened my trunk and wound up pulling on a little red plug that will open the trunk. The red plug pulled loose in my hand. The cord on the red plug snapped in half. What I did not know was that there was a small plastic clip that had pulled loose. The clip connected the various releases (remote, door switch, and inside the trunk handle) to the actual latch.
Here is what I did. First I removed the back seat and the frame to the hole that goes back to the trunk (this is a convertible). The bottom of the seat pulled up and had a rod connected to the car. I pulled the rod out of the hole and slipped the other side off. Next I removed the head rests off (they popped up and off). I used an hex wrench (I think 8mm). There were three bolts on the bottom of the seat back. The seat back then comes out. The frame has 4 or 5 more hex bolts. Now the hard part. I was able to reach in and remove a screw under the handle release. Then I pulled out the plastic inside cover to the trunk, enough to reach a small rod that extended up from the trunk latch. This released the trunk, allowing me to repair everything. I replaced the plastic plug cord with a metal cable (this time wrapped around the metal arm of the trunk release). I put the little plastic connector back on (it did not break, just popped loose). Now everything works great again. Good luck!
There are two strings in your top...they are red I believe...look down inside the sides of the top...pull them up to release the tension on the top....then open your trunk lid and on the left side there is a little switch turn it counter clockwise then you should be able to release your top and put it up manually....then latch it into place...then go back to your trunk and turn the switch back....it should work fine
the trunk has no key lock. it can only be opened remote or on the door. in an emergency you can access a manual lock by lowering the center of the back seat and reaching in finding the latch on the underside of the lid
They legally HAVE to show you for FREE. That is a safety issue. If you cannot change your tire along the road, it is a safety concern.
My wife's beetle is with her at work now, but if I remember correctly, you lower the back seat and look in the trunk. There should be a handle or cord you pull to release the trunk. Sometimes they are flourescent or glowing.