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2004 vw beetle trunk problem

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?

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  • soexxquisite Oct 01, 2008

    The same exact thing happened to me today. What did you end up doing?

  • jennybug Oct 05, 2008

    my trunk just stays unlatched now as well, after 1 month of owning it,( i got it used 2002-beetle), the latch wont connect with the bar on the bottom- now my alarm wont set either!

  • shannbaker Nov 19, 2008

    I also have this problem. Using the button on the key will make the lights flash twice but there is no noise of the trunk attempting to release. Where is the fuse located for the release?

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    my trunk will not latch completely. this has been going on for about 4 months. i have been to the dealer to have this fixed and believe that a squirt of wd-40 and a little jiggle of the parts wont fix this. It works for about 2 weeks and then problems again.

    Does anyone answer these problems on this site. it looks like people have been asking since oct.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    This sucks...i also have this problem.  Wish it was solved.  Exact same thing is happening to me except my beetle is a 2000.

  • traciturco Dec 20, 2008

    This sucks...i also have this problem.  Wish it was solved. Exact thing is happening except my beetle is a 2000.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    electrical problem after installing speakers



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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
- done

Overall it took me 15 min. It worked on my beetle. No guarantee. I'm not a technician.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • Rico Feb 16, 2011

    Hi, I can't open the trunk, it will be useless even I took the two screws off...
    How can I open the trunk manually?



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