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Trunk of my '99 VW Beetle Won't Open w/ Key

When I flip up the emblem to access the trunk lock, my key won't unlock the trunk. It just turns but there's no engaging the manual lock. Any ideas how to fix?

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  • Daniel Horner
    Daniel Horner Mar 28, 2014

    turn left to unlock. turning right is the override for the alarm system

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FIRST TAKE OUT THE PANEL OF THE TRUNK DOOR.U CAN ACCESS BY TAKING DOWN THE BACK OF THE SEATS .U WILL FIND 2 SCREWS EITHER A TORX 20 OR A CROSS ONES {+}THE PANEL USES CLIPS TO HOLD TO POSITION. JUST PULLIT OUT AND SEE IF ANYTHING IS OUT OF PLACE.USUALLY THE WHITE LITTLE SAFETYS BRAKE AND THE ATTACHED ITEMS COME OUT.FOR MORE INFO NEED U TO SEND SOME PICTURES.

Posted on Mar 29, 2014

  • Katrina Joy Plam
    Katrina Joy Plam Apr 01, 2014

    Thank you! This did the trick. There was a piece lose inside the locking mechanism. I re-attached and the lock is now functioning properly. Cheers~!

  • TCI Apr 01, 2014

    ALWAYS THERE FOR U!!!

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SOURCE: I have a 99 beetle and it's like the driver door has no power except for the gas cap. The trunk button won't work along with the window and the door locks. The door locks won't even work w

Sounds like a broken wire in the harness in the door.

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

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SOURCE: Cannot open trunk on 2002 new Beetle

do the rear seat have a fold down section or a little door behind center arm rest that you can get in to pull the emergency release handle inside? I don't know anything about this car specifically but maybe this will help.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: The Swivel trunk emblem is not flush with

the emblem typically has two little tabs that push into the body

the back of the emblem has/had a sticky tape on it which is what keeps it flush

a little automotive glue and a little force and your emblem will look good

just use a SMALL amount of clear silicone

Posted on Apr 10, 2010

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SOURCE: I am locked out of my 2002 VW Beetle, The key FOB

Do you AAA, or roadside assistance? They will unlock it. Buy a VW Key, get code from dealership by VIN#, have locksmith make a key or dealership.

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

Zim1308
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SOURCE: There is no sound when

the motor for the lock actuator is most likely seized. you will need to try spraying PB blaster (tm) into the lock cylinder and letting it sit for a few minutes and then try the key (I wouldn't force it) if that does not work you need to get into the trunk and disengage the lock from the actuator. and then the key should move the lock freely...

Posted on Apr 18, 2011

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