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HelloCustomer I see you've got a dilemma. Since I'm coming in a little late, can you tell me how this happened?
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I have a Jetta at my shop, so I'm going to take a look tomorrow. I have 2 suggestions. The first is a better choice than the second, but we have to look at both possibilities. The first is to try to complete the movement of the child lock switch. I'm not sure of the exact placement form memory, so take this with a grain of salt. Take a credit card that you don't necessarily need again and insert it into the door jam around the area of the switch. See if you can slide it up or down. If you can't reach it, improvise and see if you can get a plastic item of some kind that can bend a little and get to that area. The plastic won't scratch the car. That is hope number one. The second thought is to remove the lower rear seat. Then try to remove the inner door panel. This is a horrible but necessary part of our lives sometimes. The panel was never meant to be removed with the door closed, so you can see where the challenge is. Once the panel is removed you can get to the inner workings of the latch and may be able to trigger the linkage to release the latch. These are the things I would try if your car came into my shop. I'd like to look like a hero and have the credit card work, but only time will tell.
Hello again, I have 2 VWs here, the Passat does not have child locks, however the 96 Jetta that is here does. Does yours have a slide lever on the inside of the door jamb. Not the jamb it self, but just where it raps around into the inside of the car?