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  1. rear hatch/trunk lock

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I bought a 1999 beetle and the trunk does not open. I do not have a remote key, only a key to manually unlock, and it does not unlock the rear hatch. The automatic locks inside do not work either (the inside panels were ripped out and horribly replaced, only power windows work). Can someone...
  2. Alarm goes off when I start the Beetle unless both doors are unlocked - Normal?

    The New Beetle Experience
    I've had my 2000 manual transmission Beetle for six years, and there are certain quirks that I just learned to deal with. Now I'm curious whether these are normal behaviors, and who better to ask than the New Beetle Forums! If I try to start the car with either of the doors locked, the alarm...
  3. hatch light and dash indicator not working

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey there. Ever since i got my Beetle, i've been having some minor trouble with my hatch. The latching mechanism ITSELF works perfectly fine, as do the hatch-release buttons, both inside the door and on the key fob. However, although the latch will open and close like normal, the car does not...
  4. manually openning rear hatch

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    my FOB nor my button on drivers door will not open the rear hatch. no noise at all. is there a way to manually open the hatch from the inside? i checked all the fuses and all are good. i don't know where the relays are, haven't searched for them yet. sounds like an electrical problem or the...
  5. Trunk locks too quickly?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello everyone, I don't normally post in this forum :D (actually I never have, I'm actually coming from vwvortex), but on to the problem. My cousin just got a 2004 NB. It came with One key (The valet key) and no manual. When she pops the trunk from inside the car using the switch down by the gas...