THE DOOR SEEMS TO OPEN BY HEARING BUT DOESNT LET TO OPEN, CANNOT TAKE OUT THE INNER TO CHECK BECAUSE THERE IS SCREWS AT THE OUTSIDE PART OF THE DOOR SO,,,, THE PLASTIC IS COVERED WITH A RUG ANT THERE IS NOT HOLES TO CHECK LOCK ASSEMBLY, HOW CAN I GET AN EMERGENCY WAY TO OPEN IT?
I just fixed mine, thanks to a post here at fixya. Either climb into the back or open the rear hatch window. There are 4 screws in the plastic just below the glass, take these out. Gently pry the plastic open enough to see inside. Using a flashlight try to see the area of the lock. There is an operating rod that rises vertically from the lock just on the driver's side of the lock mechanism. I couldn't get my arm in there to reach it so I used a long stiff wire with a hook on the end. Lift this rod and the door should open. I then took off the liner and soundprooffing to access the lock. The operating rod snaps into a metal clip, mine had come loose. I put it back together and then put a cable tie (zip tie) over it to keep it there. Lube it good while you're there and test it well before putting the plastic back on. Hope this helps.
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there are screws under door handle. the larger one that doesnt move. you need to pop off the cover on it. you can probably figure out the rest. once the door trim is removed, there will be two black rubber plugs near the top of the regulator. pop them out (dont let them fall inside the door) and then push the window up/down button until you see the white or silver clips line up with those two holes. loosen the t-30 torx screws about 2 turns. remove the black inner glass seal. (the one that runs along the top of the door panel) lift the window up and get it all situated where it should be, in the guides, in the fully up position. slide it down slowly and it will go into the two clips. tighten up the t-30 torx screws and reassemble. fixed. for about another year. dont overtighten those screws that are on the clips though, because if you do, the window will break. this is a very very common problem on 99-04 vw's
if you get the cargo door open .look up top theres about 6 or 7 pins they go in and out .just replace those pins at the dealership its not costly. when it dont open is because those pin are not makeing a good negative ground for the doors to open.
wiring connections or lock latch frozen --to manually bypass latch or to unlock rear hatch -- in the bottom of door panel is a round access hole remove cover just clipped into place using a flashlight and a screw driver about 3 inches in on bottom is the lock latch and window lock latch connections if u pull back on the inner latch u will unlock the hatch which will allow u to open it[ when opened check the wiring connections for corrosion or damage if good ] now u can remove the whole hatch panel and check the latches and actuator the actuator and latches,and rod clips sometimes need to be lubed or sometimes the clips break or disconnect clips can be purchased at any auto store panel is clipped into place carefully pry from a corner and using a screw driver or panel tool pry straight back till panel clip pops replacement of panel put clips in place and push in panel
You need to remove the inner door panel (will have a couple screws in the inner door handle and push pins around the outside. Inside the door are thin metal rods connected by plastic connectors. Check all the connectors, especially at the inner and outer handles. If they both failed at the same time, I would suspect the latch itself.