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I broke the spring-latch mechanism on the trunk latch of my jetta

Is this something i can fix myself? What is the name of the part i need to order? When i look under trunk latch, i keep getting the lock itself.

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  • maryannekosm Dec 29, 2008

    i know that--i don;t know what to order--as i said in my original post--When i look under "trunk latch", i keep getting the lock itself.

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You will need to order a new one

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