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Kevin, VW Mechanic
Category: VW
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Experience:  Diagnostic technician at vw/ audi specialist
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All my windows and doors would not open or close, key fob

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all my windows and doors would not open or close, key fob did not work, Managed to crank closed my sun roof using owners manual guide. checked and replaced battery in remote and found fuse for door was broken and replaced it. everything seems to be working except my rear hatch on Passat wagon does not open on driver side door or on key fob,
JA: Does the battery look like it's leaking? And does it have a strong smell -- like sulfur?
Customer: on key fob
JA: What year is your Passat?
Customer: 2003
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: see above
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: replaced fuse and while testing doors with fob and on doo,r burnt new fuse replaced it rear hatch still not opening
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Hi im kevin can you release hatch at all?i suspect the wiring in the hinge area of hatch has broken giving a short ans causing fuse to blow