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Unable to open the boot
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a faulty lock
The part to replace is the coil shaped spring in trunk lock mechanism.This is a common problem affecting all VW cars.
If the trunk is stuck closed the first challenge will be reacking the latch.
Most Passat models allow you access to the trunk by removing the rear seats, which are usually foldable. Behind the seats you may find a frame that is easily removable ( check also beside the headrests, near the small rear window).
With some model you do not have foldable rear seats, and in that case it may be more difficult to reach the latch. In that case, before taking apart the whole rear side of the car interior, ask help from a friend. While someone tries unlocking from inside the car, the other plays with the boot pushing down door and helping it to open up.
If that is not enough, the boot can also be opened in a quick way by using levers and ribbon spacer. In that case the job must be done by a mechanic, or you risk to damage the car bodywork.
With most passats you simply take down the rear seats and crawl into the trunk. Remove carpet and often you can already operate on the lock and open it by using a big flat screwdriver. in some case you have to do part of the job from inside the trunk.
Here a forum on the same problem.
Here other forum.
Posted on Jan 09, 2011
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