How do i fix the trunk lock ....its not poppin gwhen AI open it and wont open


Asked by Jun 11, 2008 at 07:11 PM about the 1990 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ive had my van for about a week and yesterday the trunk stopped opening when i tried, any ideas what it might be or how to open it oils leaking and i need to get into the engine

2 Answers


try spraying the inside of the lock with wd40 through the opening you'd normally stick the key in. if that doesn't work, you're going to have to take out the cylinder and sand it. keys wear down after a while and they don't fit the lock anymore.


You can override the power door lock by turning the key in the cylinder to 11:00 and push the release in with the key. There is probably a broken wire in the power door lock harness.

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