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Hatch on 2002 vw beetle wont open, with door button or key fob. I have switched the gas tank and the hatch components that are inside the door panel and it did nothing. My gas lid opens fine and the locks (well driver side) work fine. There is no noise coming from anywhere. I have removed the only two screws in the panel under the rear window but have no idea how to remove the two rectangle rubber things that are a few inches from the window. I think I'm headed in the right direction, but don't know where to go from here.

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SOURCE: passenger door on 04 beetle

if you can open the door its the lock actuator from handle to lock that may be off need to pull off the door trim panel /please rrate my response thank you very much

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SOURCE: Remote key & AutoDoor opens/closes driver side, not other doors.

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SOURCE: trunk (rear lid) wont open 2001 2.0 beetle

look for a round plug on the cover remove the plug and you will see a lever inside to push

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SOURCE: Does any one know how to remove the extended cab chevy 2010 rear door panel

remove the screw from the bottom of the handle then twist the handle off . next remove the small square cover that was behind the handle . there will be a screw , which you need to remove . remove any other screws in the panel and it should pop off .

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SOURCE: Power Door Locks - 1996 Honda Accord Wagon - Rear Hatch

I had the same problem. A weather mat got stuck when the hatch closed. After freeing the mat, the hatch would not open. The lock button would go up and down, but the hatch stayed locked.
What happened was the the plastic holder for the metal arm that connected the lock button to the mechanism broke.
There are no screws holding the inside panel, just metal tab clips.
First, I took off the inside close handle--2 bolts. Then I had to work my way from the center tail light, unscrewing it and popping off the left and right trim pieces--metal tab clips. These were covering the back panel. Now the hard part was getting the back panel off. It does pop off and I found it very hard to get something behind the edges.
The plastic holder that held the metal connector in place had broke. I used two plastic pull ties to hold the connector in it's place. Reversed the procedure and it works again.

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