How to manually unlock my 1997 VW Golf tailgate from the inside?

Asked by Dec 21, 2014 at 12:48 PM about the 1997 Volkswagen Golf 2 Dr GL Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello. I have a 1997 VW Golf. Vacuum pump lock type.
I have no key for the trunk lock, it was replaced with an old lock just so
I can open/close the trunk. It was wired back in properly, though.
I don't care if I can't lock it, not a big deal.
The thing is it decides to lock once in a while.
The first time it did, I could not open it for a few weeks, and then like magic, one day I
could open it.
Well, I should have cut some wires right then....
Now it locked again a few days ago and I cannot open it.
How do I manually unlock and open the tailgate from the inside?
Turning the key in my driver door lock doesn't not unlock the trunk.
Apparently the circuit connecting the driver's door lock and the trunk lock works only
when it wants to.
Please help, I just want to open the trunk and make sure it never locks again.
Thank you.
Karine

1 Answer

10

I have a 1997 Golf as well, and there is a little button located in the drink holder. Lift the lid to the drink holder and the button should be there. Good luck.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Golf Experts

  • #1
    Jon Kempson
    Reputation
    270
  • #2
    LouB
    Reputation
    180
  • #3
    TransAm77
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen GTI
134 Great Deals out of 8,699 listings starting at $2,400
Used Volkswagen Jetta
586 Great Deals out of 36,259 listings starting at $1,100
Used Volkswagen Passat
395 Great Deals out of 20,585 listings starting at $1,477
Used Honda Civic
796 Great Deals out of 73,926 listings starting at $1,400
Used BMW 3 Series
1,164 Great Deals out of 33,302 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Beetle
224 Great Deals out of 7,570 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Focus
762 Great Deals out of 53,007 listings starting at $999
Used Subaru Impreza
186 Great Deals out of 19,832 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
3,181 listings starting at $13,727
2016 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 168 listings starting at $11,888
2015 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 1,204 listings starting at $9,950
2014 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
103 listings starting at $9,295
2013 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 97 listings starting at $6,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.