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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Re: trunk lid on 2004 new beatle vw will not open
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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The trunk release rod is made of plastic and it is adjustable, it came
apart. You have to fold down the back seat, remove the trunk lid liner
and pull on on the plastic piece connected to the latch mechanism on the
deck lid. It is a little difficult but is the only way to get in. You
can buy the plastic piece from V.W. its cheap. When you install the new
piece, use a screw driver to close the latch and try to open it with
your key fob or button, this way you won't shut it and not be able to
open it because it is not adjusted properly. there should be very little
play (movement) between pod and latch if adjusted correctly. The rod
connects to a vacuum pod for the key fob to operate the trunk remotely.
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sounds like it could be the latch mechanism is seized(rare but does happen) and you could try forcing the trunk lid open while using the remote button at the same time and it may pop open,other wise the release motor is not working properly(motor making noise but not moving),you should get a trunk key made just for this type of reason(any thing electrical or electronic will fail).otherwise you will have to access to the trunk some how to repair the problem.
You can try this I think the latch is just slightly missaligned.Did you put something in the trunk and push down on the trunk?Try to push down hard on the trunk where the latch is a few times while pressing the remote.If this works and it opens look for marks on the latch indicating rubing,file down,spray with WD 40.Good Luck.
Had similar problem when keys accidently locked in trunk.Solved by drilling 1 inch circular cutout (series of small drill holes) behind number plate above lock. Lock operating bar then visible. Lock released using long nosed plyers. Note.. release button on lid failed to operate as by coincidence wiring loom failed where it passes trunk hinge ! Hole re-sealed and number plate replaced. I had vallet key but this dosnt open trunk. Hope this helps Pete
the trunk has no key lock. it can only be opened remote or on the door. in an emergency you can access a manual lock by lowering the center of the back seat and reaching in finding the latch on the underside of the lid
You can open it old school. Insert the key in the trunk lock in the VW emblem and turn it while pushing down on the trunk lid with the other hand a little bit. It should open. The plastic arm that the motor is pushing to unlock may be broken. I have the same problem. You can see it if you unscrew the fabric from the trunk lid and press the button on the remote. There are about a dozen fuzzy head screws (nicely masked btw.) that hold it. I am still looking for the proper name of the part so I can order it for my car.