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Trunk lid on 2004 new beatle vw will not open

Trunk - turtle hull will not open - does not have a key hole in the lid to open just the button on the key switch and on the door panel. owners manual does not address - dealer said their is a by pass but we needed to bring in. I understand their is a federal law about having another way to get in but the dealer only want money to show us.

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  • sunnybailey Sep 07, 2008

    ours does not have a handle - we have lowerd the back seat and partially removed part of the felt covering but that does not show any handle or release parts. Thanks anyway

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They legally HAVE to show you for FREE. That is a safety issue. If you cannot change your tire along the road, it is a safety concern.

My wife's beetle is with her at work now, but if I remember correctly, you lower the back seat and look in the trunk. There should be a handle or cord you pull to release the trunk. Sometimes they are flourescent or glowing.

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  • Stephen Aug 29, 2008

    Ok, the car is here now. It's a 2005, but I believe it's the same. Lower the back seats and look at the trunk lid. There is a handle on the trunk lid, (ours is Glow-in-the-Dark-Green). Turn the handle down, and the trunk will open.



    Picture from backseat looking into trunk:




    Picture from outside with trunk open:




    Hope this helped!

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Just swivel the vw badge around and it exposes the key slot and handle - or are the USA models different?

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