Question about 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
Passenger button doesn't go down, or goes down and won't come up. won't respond to inside "unlock" ; requires opening inside latch to unlock door.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I found a thread - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1542461 that details the repair of the soldering on the key lock door module. Our 2000 new beetle had the same issue. Also sometimes it refused to start. Soldering pins fixed it all.
Also see http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1015107 for releasing window from track, And door handle from inner panel.
I ripped the door apart and re-solderd the pins. I only had one pin with cracked solder but two others looked thin so I did them while I was in there. It's about a four or five hour project if you have all the tools. (8mm triple square also called an 8mm internal was the hardest to find - Also needed Torx T8 T10 T15 and T30 plus Philips Screw Driver. )
Project is difficult but not too bad for the mechanically inclined. A 7 on a scale of 10.
Since re-soldering pins - no more issues! My guess is that a VW dealer would get $200 for a new moduel plus 5 hours of service time for this gig - easily a $500 to $1000 bill. My cost - several new tools - about $25.00.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
SOURCE: passenger door on 04 beetle
if you can open the door its the lock actuator from handle to lock that may be off need to pull off the door trim panel /please rrate my response thank you very much
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
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Posted on Apr 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 06, 2010
SOURCE: i have a 2003 vw
i think the wires in the door pilar rubber boot are damaged and this is why teh door will not open as its in the locked position when the wire broke that feeds the solonoid that operates the lock
Posted on Apr 30, 2011
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