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1998 vw jetta trunk key locked inside,is ther a latch?

Is there a trunk latch inside the 1998 vw jetta gl.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    check your owners manual under controls and features.

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There is a button to pop the trunk,  when u lift the little compartment between the two front seats... took me a while to find it myself lol

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If that doesnt work try the release pull buttons on the outside of the rear seats. they may need to be pulled simontaneously.

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