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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: vw golf bonnet release
On mine, a RHD, it is a plastic lever just forward of the door post. It is a crappy piece of plastic about four inches long.Mine has recently broken and will result in a bill for about £60-70 for replacing the lever and the cable (the cable is very tight)
Getting the handle off was a hell of a job until someone spotted that inside the handle, on the lower part as accessed from the outside, is a clip that needs to be pulled out to release the handle. Only then could we reach the cable and that took an enourmopus amount of effirt to release the bonnet.
As the mechanic said, "I didn't expect this sort of rubbish from VW"
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
SOURCE: 02 plate vw golf door
It is a common problem
Usually it is a result of breakage of the soldered joints to the
module in the door. I guess that the part of the module with
the pins are fixed to the door, but the board that they are
soldered to is not fixed. So as one shuts the door, over time,
the pins poke further through the board and break the (rather
weak) soldering that holds them to the board. Then the board
is loose, and an intermittent fault prevails. There are six solder
joints that are prone to this failiure. Particularly two of the pins
have a tendency to poke too far and break their soldered
connections. The symptoms (never locking, appearing locked
even when not locked, being unable to unlock etc) may depend
upon which of the joints have broken.
Sometimes it can be one of the four (?) microswitches that fails.
This will usually (but there are hacks) *require* you to replace
But particularly when the fault is intermittent, it seems fair to
suspect a break in the soldering which, if you can get the door
open, can be fixed with a soldering Iron.
You can buy a whole new module (at about 100-150USD) plus
installation (perhaps another 100 USD). Or you can open up
the door (see link above) and try re-soldering the joints yourself.
Several people have said that re-soldering works for them.
We are going to ask our garage to open up the door and try
and do the soldering ourselves before askign them to order a
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
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