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My daughters 2008 Volkswagen Passat trunk keeps opening. Is there a fuse that we can remove so it will stop randomly opening

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I don't know for definite but I suspect the tailgate might be releasing because the striker, the catch or both is worn.

I had a similar problem with a Citroen where wear of those components meant the tailgate striker wasn't entering the catch far enough to press the switch buried there and consequently the brain thought the tailgate hadn't closed.

Of course it could be something else entirely but I suggest the fault-finding process begins by checking the tailgate alignment and adjustment and ensuring they are spot on rather than near enough and then examine the wiring where it passes from the body to the tailgate. Finish the preparatory work by checking the operation of the catch (with the tailgate open) and ensuring all is properly lubricated.

I hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 24, 2016

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SOURCE: i accidentally pulled the interior trunk release of 2008 volkswag

go to the trunk of your car with a screw driver and push the lock down until it click than unlock it with your key before u close the trunk...what it does..it setting the cable/wire to it normal position...good luck

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

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all the screws/bolts are underneath the plastic cover.hex head.(allen key)

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 VW Passat wagon, trunk alarm keeps indicating

Hi

You have to replace the latch of your trunk. The contact is in the latch and most of the time you have to change the wire and the connector because they are oxided and make a resistance.

If I remember well you cannot remove any fuse to solve your problem because the fuse will affect some interior lamps and door lock system.

I had the same problem on a VW Golf

Posted on Feb 07, 2011

raj somaiya

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SOURCE: 2004 volkswagen passat inner door panel removal

For Doors not getting open with remote or key problem, there are help links provided below. Click the link below to go through its procedure and troubleshoot the problem: ----
Drivers side front door will not open from inside or outside?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/ford-f-350-crew-cab-drivers-side-front.html

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Car door will not close?
http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/car-door-will-not-close.html

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All power door locks not working?
http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/all-power-door-locks-not-working-on_14.html

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Repairing car Door lock Actuator?
http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/repairing-car-door-lock-actuator.html
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How to Access car door panel?
http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-access-car-door-panel.html

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Vehicle door panel components?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/vehicle-door-panel-components.html

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Truck Door will not close?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/ford-truck-door-will-not-close.html

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Where is Cars Door control Module located?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/where-is-cars-door-control-module.html

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Power door locks not working?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/power-door-locks-not-working.html

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Door ajar light stays on?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/door-ajar-light-stays-on.html

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Door locks not working?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/door-locks-not-working-on-ford-explorer.html

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Front Door dis-assembly diagram?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/front-door-dis-assembly-diagram-for.html

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Rear Door dis-assembly diagram?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/rear-door-dis-assembly-diagram-for.html

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How to test Power door locks?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-test-power-door-locks.html

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Doors will not open with Remote?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/lexus-doors-will-not-open-with-remote.html

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How to replace Door Hatch ?
http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-hatch-on-acura-integra.html

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How to remove Doors?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-remove-doors-on-acura-integra.html

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How to Replace Doors?
http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-doors-on-audi-a4-and-vw.html

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Remote will not unlock Rear door?
http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/remote-will-not-unlock-rear-door-on-gmc.html

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Door locks or windows not working on car?
http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/door-locks-or-windows-not-working-on.html


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Central locking not working?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/this-is-how-system-operates.html




This will help.

Thanks.

Posted on Mar 02, 2012

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SOURCE: The battery on my 2008 Volkswagen passat keeps

I've had a golf with a faulty brake light switch which came on and drain battery down, turn your ignition off and remove key placed your foot on brake and get someone to check if the brake lights turn on if they do this might be the problem, replace the switch really easy and cheap, goodluck Dom

Posted on Feb 14, 2013

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