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VW Jetta 2003 1.9 TDI trunk does not want to open with remote My Jetta trunk recently started to give me problems without warning. I cannot get the trunk open with the remote. The trunk only opens manually using the key. All other electrics of the car seem to be working 100%. If I activate the remote, everything opens, except the trunk lock. All the fuses are in order and if you disconnect the trunk lock motor from the car wiring system and connect the electrical motor lock to an external power source the electrical trunk lock works. The alarm work 100%. The trunk light goes out when the trunk is closed. Any suggestions? Regards Pieter

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  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    same thing

  • sluiter Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same problem, and I had it fised 8 months ago and it happens again.  Now the service at my VW dealer is saying it is a different part this time, so it is not on my warranty, I think they are trying to srew me and that it is not possible it is a different part.


    Can any please help me?


    Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    key doesn't open door or trunk

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Trunk light and interior light will not work when car is on and in drive

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If your lock actuator engages (you can hear the sound it makes) with the remote/electric button on the door, but the trunk doesn't open then the problem is likely a broken plastic arm that the electric assembly pushes. You can see it if you unscrew the inside cover from the trunk lid and try the remote. I started having the same issue with VW Jetta 2002 GLS that was rear-ended 8 months ago. My guess is the cracked plastic finally gave out in the cold weather.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • rumbleking Apr 17, 2011

    I pulled everything apart and found that all the plastic parts were fine but when I operated the remote I could hear the actuator "clunk" but not push the arm at all . Figuireing it was a falter actuator I bought a new (and improved) one and installed it . Now the the actuator clunks with a little more force and tries to come out but only manages a bit of wiggle but doesn't come out . Bad luck with the new improved or could there be a relay shutting it down somewhere? Anybody ?

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It is your wiring coming out of the trunk on the left side. One of the wire are cut because in cold weather when you open the trunk, wire can't move easily in the plastic tube. Sorry for my english.

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Harness in boot that lifs lid got break splice open carefully n extend wires by solder

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