2000 vw beetle will start the alarm whenever I start the car and the trunk won't open

Asked by Jan 18, 2014 at 05:08 PM about the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I've read how to fix the alarm is to start the car with the trunk open.  The problem is when I bought my car the key never worked in the trunk and since a couple months ago the switch to the trunk has stopped working.  So is there any other way for me to silence this alarm or open the trunk?

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Try filling the key hole full of wd40 penetrating oil and put the key in and work it back and forth to see if it opens.

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