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Trunk lock repair for 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

The locking mechanism for my jetta gave out yesterday. I can manually move the lock back and forth, but I can not cause the lock to hold.

How do I remove the felt cover on the trunk and replace the lock itself?

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You must remove the internal felt covering that is on the inside of the trunk. This does take some force, but don't be afraid to pull hard, you will most likely not break any of the attachments on the felt cover. On the right hand side of the truck there is a handle right next to the license plate, it will take some finagling to get this to disconnect. Again, brute force dexterity and a flashlight are your best bet.

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 01, 2008

    You will then need a metric wrench to remove the lock mechanism itself.
    Remember to support the lock once removed, it is connected to a power
    supply that released the lock when locked. If you look inside you will
    be able to see if the spring is broken. I then strung a rubber band
    around the small arm of the locking mechanism itself. You can fit this
    on the "arm" from the lock and as I recall then around one of the
    screws sticking out the back of the lock.



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