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I have a 1996 passat 4 door sedan and the trunk light on the dash is on. additionally the trunk button will not open the trunk,the dome lights will not come on and the sun roof will not work

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Its a old car 15 years things wear out.that is what happenning,this is why folks get newer cars to drive ,a car starts milking your wallet at 5 years old and at 10 or more its a money hog.

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