I have VW Passat S TDI Estate (Feb 2004).For the last two days, the 'luggage compartment open' (tailgate) indicator light has stayed on, even though all 5 doors are firmly shut.Also, during same period, the alarm horn has sounded for perhaps 30 seconds for no reason on at least three random occasions.I suspect these faults are connected - any ideas, please, of the reason and any suggestions for remedy (preferably DIY)?
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Hi p_ barber4
This problem is usually caused by a faulty lock in the luggage
compartment door. Sometimes by removing the lock and motor, clean and
lightly lubricate the moving pin can cure the problem.
Worth a try before you invest in a lock.
All the best
fuses are usually in the glove box or under the drivers dash or under the drivers side hood either physically inspect every fuse by pulling them one by one or the aid of a test light and a good ground to the test light
ok....the problem is the rear washer pipe has blown of in the tailgate where it connects to the motor,it happens when you operate the rear washer when it is frozen.the connection is fairly weak and cant cope with pressure build up.in both cases you need to remove the tailgate trim,reconect the pipe and dry out the catch as that has a micro switch in it that operates the warning light for tailgate open and the alarm.it is shorted out with water hence the false alarming and warning light on........if you pop the bonnet but dont open it that will stop alarm from arming as temp fix,but dont forget to shut it before you drive off .hope this helps,please rate this ,thx