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Trunk won't open

My trunk on my 1999 vw bug won't open. I can hear it trying to open but it won't POP open.

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Your rear hatch needs to be adjusted. There are two adjuster. One on right and left. They are black in color and are located just below the hatch lift support. Use the correct size torx/star screw head to adjust.

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