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2007 volkswagon passat

Can"t reset my emergency trunk latch, what's the secret?

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    im having the same issue

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the trunk doesn't open with the key button or the button on the door



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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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