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Locked keys in trunk

I locked my keys in the trunk and cannot seem to find anyway to open the trunk. It is full of luggage and not trunk lock release. HEELP

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Wind the back down with a coat hanger then go in through the back seat,this will teach you to keep a spare key under the car in a secret location wrapped in a oily rag then a plastic bag .Or am i so old to think of such a thing that i remember valve radios in cars made of metal

Posted on Dec 28, 2013

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SOURCE: jetta electrical problems

hi, i recently bought a used 2001 jetta and had the same problem...auto locks, sunroof, windows, interior lights, trunk switch on door all stopped working all of a sudden. replaced fuse #14 and everything works like magic again...

I found this fuse diagram A LIFE SAVER!!!



-----------------[ S8 ][S 12][S 16][S 20]
-----------[ S5 ][ S9 ][S 13][S 17][S 21]
[ S1 ][ S3 ][ S6 ][S 10][S 14][S 18][S 22]
[ S2 ][ S4 ][ S7 ][S 11][S 15][S 19][S 23]
[ S 24 ] [ S 31 ] [ S 38 ] -- -- --
[ S 25 ] [ S 32 ] [ S 39 ] R R R
[ S 26 ] [ S 33 ] [ S 40 ] S S S
[ S 27 ] [ S 34 ] [ S 41 ] -- -- --
[ S 28 ] [ S 35 ] [ S 42 ] R R
[ S 29 ] [ S 36 ] [ S 43 ] S S
[ S 30 ] [ S 37 ] [ S 44 ] -- --

S1=10 AMP=Heated washer nozzles, glove compartment light, memory seat...
S2=10 AMP=Turn Signal System
S3=5 AMP=Fog Light Relay, Instrument Panel Dimmer Switch
S4=5 AMP=License Plate Lamps
S5=7.5 AMP=Comfort System, Cruise Control, Climatronic, A/C, Heated Seat Control Modules, Day/Night Dimming Mirror, Control Module and Control Unit for Multifunction Steering Wheel.
S6=5 AMP=Central Locking System
S7=10 AMP=Back-up Lights, Speedometer Vehicle Speed Sensor.
S8=OPEN
S9=5 AMP=Anti-Lock Brakes.
S10=10 AMP for GAS/5 AMPS for Diesel=ECM
S11=5 AMP=Instrument Cluster
S12=7.5 AMP=B+ (battery positive for data-link connector) (DLC).
S13=10 AMP=Brake Lights
S14=10 AMP=Interior Lights, Central Locking System
S15=5 AMP=Instrument Cluster, Automatic Transmission Control Module (TCM).
S16=10 AMP=A/C Clutch, After Run Coolant Pump.
S17=Open
S18=10 AMP=High Beam Right
S19=10 AMP=High Beam Left
S20=15 AMP=Low Beam Right
S21=15 AMP=Low Beam Left
S22=5 AMP=Parking and Side Marker Lights, Right
S23=5 AMP=Parking and Side Marker Lights, Left
S24=20 AMP=Front Wiper Motor, Washer Pump
S25=25 AMP=Fresh Air Blower, Climatronic, A/C
S26=25 AMP=Rear Window Defogger
S27=15 AMP=Rear Wiper Motor
S28=15 AMP=Fuel Pump, Gas Engine Only
S29=15 AMP Gas/10 AMPS Diesel=ECM
S30=20 AMP=Sunroof Control Module
S31=20 AMP=Automatic Transmission Control Module
S32=10 AMP Gas for Fuel Injectors/15 AMP Diesel for ECM
S33=20 AMP=Headlight Washer System
S34=10 AMP=Engine Control Elements
S35=30 AMP=12 VDC Outlet in Trunk
S36=15 AMP=Fog Lights
S37=10 AMP=Radio Terminal 86S, Instrument Cluster
S38=15 AMP=Central Locking System (w/ Power Windows), Luggage Compartment Light, Remote Fuel Tank Door, Rear Lid Unlock.
S39=15 AMP=Emergency Flashers
S40=20 AMP=Dual Tone Horn
S41=15 AMP=Cigarette Lighter
S42=25 AMP=Radio System
S43=10 AMP=Engine Control Elements
S44=15 AMP=Heated Seats

hope this helps ; )

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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SOURCE: 2004 vw beetle trunk problem

I had the same problem and I did the following:
- demount the plastic cover of the trunk (2 screws)
- locked and unlocked the trunk, while it was open to understand the system (it's really easy)
- lubricate all relevant parts
- checked the functionality
- put the plastic cover back on
- done

Overall it took me 15 min. It worked on my beetle. No guarantee. I'm not a technician.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: VW Jetta 2003 1.9 TDI trunk does not want to open with remote

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

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SOURCE: 99 passat doors don't lock right

Fixed it! Four broken wires which had corroded through because of water getting in. Reconnected with suitable wires = all works again! The wires are near the control unit under the LH floor. You will see tell-tale blue corrosion from copper wires seaping through the insulation tape.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Power locks, power windows and trunk won't open

try disconnecting the battery for few minutes,then reconnect and try.ps: make sure you know your radios security code before disconnecting the battery.good luck

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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