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Drivers front seat latch doesn't work 2001 beetle

The latching mechanism releases but I am unable to slide the front seat forward and have it lock in place. I have to drive with the front seat all the way back.

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  • wghalsey Nov 30, 2008

    2000 Beetle - same problem with both driver and passenger seats. The latch releases but does not engage.

  • amyjohall115 Jan 30, 2009

    I have the same problem with my drivers side! Help!

  • OhRandi May 03, 2009

    My passengers seat latch is broken. It happened while I was scooting my seat forward and my boyfriend took off quickly and something snapped. I'm pretty sure the latch just broke, I guess I have a new project for next week! I'll update as soon as I figure it out.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Seat to far forward

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    automatic driver seat will not go forward

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Its the cable from the handle to the seat mechanism that locks the seat in place. an easy fix with new cable from vw .i think its a dealer only part !

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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My mechanic just fixed my drivers side seat that was doing the same thing. He said it was derbis that was caught in the base, he cleaned and oiled it...works great

Posted on May 10, 2009

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