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Trunk will not open at all

I have a 2003 VW Beetle Convertible. The trunk latch is broken. I cannot open the trunk with remote or key. I opened the rear seat to gain access to the trunk, reach my arm in and the latch is broken. I know this because when I pull on the latch mechanism, it's frozen, will not move at all. Any suggestions on how to get into trunk when latch is broken in the closed position?

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Hi,

The info in this link may be of interest

http://newbeetle.org/forums/new-beetle-c...

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It's a really tight fit. In fact the only way I can work on the trunk from the inside is with one arm reaching into the trunk area, rest of my body outside on the back seat. I discovered a round (almost invisible) cap of sorts inside the trunk below and to the right of the emergency release level. From the article you attached I see that this should be another release (a more effective one). I will try it later today. Thank you for the article.

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