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03 bettle rear hatch indicator light is on but hatch is closed.

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  • nhchick4lyf May 21, 2009

    I have had nothing but problems with my beetle, and this is the second time the alarm has gone off for no reason. I drove my car about 50 miles or so today, and yesterday, and when I got home, parked, and went in for supper, the alarm started going off. I unlocked the car, the alarm went off, and I relocked it. It continued for a whle before I started the car (thinking it could be the battery again) and realized the hatch light was on. It wasn't on all day. I drove it about 20 minutes or so before it did this... What the heck is wrong?

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I don't have any beetle experience, but there should be a little 'button' around the door of the hatch (all car doors have this). When the door is closed (or hatch), the door pushes the button in which breaks the electric circuit and turns the light off. When the door is opened, the button pops out and the circuit is complete, which turns the light on. Look for this 'button' around the hatch area, see if it's damaged (bent over) which would keep the circuit open, and the light on. Good luck, countrycurt0

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