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The trunk release button on the inside door panel of my 2005 Volkswagen doesn't work. Is this a fuse problem or do you have any idea how to fix it?

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You may have a broken wire from the door to the pillar

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Phase 1: First check the fuse - once you know that's OK, then proceed to phase 2 (below).
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