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2006 Jetta Trunk and Fuel buttons broke off. How can I replace them myself?

Someone went to pop the trunk using the button on the driver side door. When they touched it, both the trunk and fuel door buttons fell down inside the hole they covered up. How can I retrieve the pieces and hopefully repair them to a working status (especially since I only have a 1/4 tank of gas!!)

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    yadayada Mar 20, 2014

    Sorry but i have no idea where they might be or how to get to them.

  • The Bees
    The Bees Mar 21, 2014

    i had to remove the interior door panel to retrieve them. Now to get them to work I have to order a door harness to replace what it apparently bad wiring that is also causing the door locks on the drivers side, the passenger windows and fuel and trunk release are not working properly.

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No button is available you must buy the whole switch or "Jerry rig" them with some other knob from Radio Shack

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

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This sounds like a bad control or broken wire inside the door, you will need to remove the door panel and check for broken wires, also remove the controls and make sure all connectors are connected good and tight, this is where i would start also just check all of the fuses.

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SOURCE: Trunk&Gas Tank Buttons in driver door Don't work!

try spraying some lubricant on the latches.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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There is a wire broken in between the door and door jam. Slice the black boot the holds all the wires "carefully". Mine was the large orange wire. Spiced back with solder and heatshrink tubing.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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