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post #21 of (permalink) Old 20th November 2007
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Hatch won't open

Had a very similar problem to this with my 03 Lag hatch today.

Went to open the boot (in front of VW driving collegue!!), solenoid clicked, but boot firmly stuck.

Tried pushing down while operating switch, hitting it etc. but nothing.....

Folded down rear seats and got into the boot and after a bit of messing around undoing screws and trying to get the plastic trim off i noticed a small square white plastic piece on the boot catch. Inserted a small flathead screwdriver and gently, but firmly pushed it (to the right i think) and the boot lid popped open. Tried operating the catch with the boot open and it worked perfectly. Closed it and it worked fine again !

Still working after about 20 attempts, so crossing fingers and hoping for the best !!!

If it goes again, i'll strip it down properly and check the mechanism. Might make a good how-to with pics...
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