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Pelican Technical Article:

Trunk Lid Lock Cylinder Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$300

Talent:

**

Tools:

Small flathead screwdriver, T20 Torx driver

Applicable Models:

VW Jetta GL (1999-05)
VW Jetta GLS (1999-05)
VW Jetta Wolfsburg (1999)

Parts Required:

Trunk lid lock cylinder

Hot Tip:

Remove the trunk lid actuator panel beforehand

Performance Gain:

A trunk that can open

Complementary Modification:

Replace trunk lid actuator

A broken trunk lock cylinder can be a very frustrating problem. The good news is that it is relatively easy to replace in about an hour. If your trunk lid is stuck closed, you'll need to fold down the rear seats and pull the inner trunk lid handle to open the lid.

This project also requires you to remove the trunk lid panel and trunk lid actuator assembly plate for access to the mounting screws. See our articles on Trunk Lid Catch Replacement and Trunk Lid Actuator Replacement for more information.

The trunk lid lock cylinder is accessed from the inside of the trunk lid.
Figure 1

The trunk lid lock cylinder is accessed from the inside of the trunk lid. You'll need to remove the inner trunk lid panel and the trunk lid actuator plate to reach the lock cylinder mounting screws. Loosen and remove the three T20 Torx screws (green arrows) holding the lock cylinder to the trunk lid.

Pull the electrical connector out of the plastic bracket and press the small tab (green arrow) while pulling the connector apart.
Figure 2

Pull the electrical connector out of the plastic bracket and press the small tab (green arrow) while pulling the connector apart.

Pull the lock cylinder up and out of the trunk lid.
Figure 3

Pull the lock cylinder up and out of the trunk lid. Installing the new lock cylinder is the reverse order of removal.

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