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2000 passat: rear hatch would not lock for a couple years.

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I have a 2000 passat wagon. The rear hatch would not lock for a couple years. Suddenly it is locked and will not open. Any suggestions??
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  marcpod replied 7 years ago.
Welcome to just answer. the best thing you can do right know is getting the trim panel off the hatch look at where handle is then take out those hopefully you can pull out the bottom of the trim to get that off. their should be a barrier on the door take that off then look at lock or latch then try mauelly to open it if you have to spray some wd40 on the latch and keep trying to open. Once you get that open replace that latch. If you accept this please hit the payment tab. As always bonuses are welcome. Thank you.
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Expert:  marcpod replied 7 years ago.
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