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My 2003 Volswagen Passat trunk will not latch....any suggestions? I have read that it may be the sylenoid?

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Possibly the lock is the trunk and manually close the lock and see if it holds,if not replace the trunk lock

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2109 volswagen passat,was driving and after i hit a big bump it shutt off,,, is diesel engine,is there a shut off switch

if there is it would probably be located in the trunk space somewhere easily accessible

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2003 VW Passat wagon, trunk alarm keeps indicating the luggage compartment is open and alarm goes off. Many dealer attempts to fix have failed. Is there a specific fuse for the trunk latch/alarm?


You have to replace the latch of your trunk. The contact is in the latch and most of the time you have to change the wire and the connector because they are oxided and make a resistance.

If I remember well you cannot remove any fuse to solve your problem because the fuse will affect some interior lamps and door lock system.

I had the same problem on a VW Golf

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2003 Toyota Corolla. Trunk won't stay closed. Latch seems to work fine.

must have a broken spring in the latch tha'ts how it works a spring keeps the locking teeth together.replace the latch.

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Vw 2006 passat trunk won't close

this always happens to my 06 passat when its really cold, im talking 0 or lower. i try not to open the trunk in the winter if i can help it. Its annoying but in the summer i have no problems. I have herd of alot of other people having this problem, VW knows about it and dosnt think its a recall item for somereason, look for your fancy gas door to not open next, i know of 3 people that started having trunk problems and then the fuel door stopped working, not sure if it has anything to do with it or not. but It happend to me and now i have the auto fuel door disconnected from the inside of the trunk.
The trunk issue isnt anything big to worry about it seems intermittent. I found latches and there a little pricey thats why i just deal with it.

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When I close my trunk, the latch is not working. It will not catch the latch hook and stay connected. The spring appears to the broken or not in the correct position. How can I fix this? How do I remove...

sounds like your door has had a bash with slightly excessive force that may have moved it out of ideal postition or as you say broken the spring this can only be rectified by an expert or if yuo trust yourself go to a local breakers yard and talk to him he may help you fit second hand part cheaply

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2003 VW Jetta trunk does not open

most likely cause is latch cover plastic has broken and got lodged in the latch mechanism. now the fun part, fold down back seat , slide into trunk with a phillips screwdriver a flashlight and a large strait blade screwdriver, once in trunk remove trunk cover, then with strait blade unlatch the trunk. once lid is open remove latch and take out broken plastic to free up latch and reinstall then retest before closing trunk.

Mar 23, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Trunk will not latch

try putting washers under the bottom catch to lift up slightly maybe not pushing latch up to lock in place

Oct 27, 2008 | 2006 Volkswagen Passat

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2006 Passat

Do you have a trunk ajar warning? Not sure what you are asking exactly, a little more info please.

Sep 15, 2008 | 2004 Volkswagen Passat

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Passat trunk stuck shut - 3 repair men have not been able to fix! Please Help!!

I have an ugly feeling that the adustment for the latch mechanism slipped so that the stationary part is now moving with the mobile part.
I would almost bet that you can lift the trunk lid a little.

Is there no access whatsoever through the floor of the trunk?
On most vehicles there are holes under the mat that allow access to places not accessible from outside.
If your spare is in a horizontal well, then it really isn't likely that you could reach the latch assembly even if you have plugged holes.
You might check your owner's manual to see if your car is equipped with an emergency release for children trapped in the trunk by accident.
If there is, you may be able to reach it by drilling a smaller hole behind the lower seat cushion which should be removable even if the upper one is not.

I confess to being very curious about the potential cure for this problem.
If you solve it, you might post it back for the benefit of others.

Jul 17, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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manually use the vw sign or logo on the trunk and press it down and shut the trunk .the emergency latch is reset.

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