Hello, I have a 2003 new beetle gls.
I'm having issues with the hatch. I can get it open BUT I have to have my husband press the button on the drivers side door or on the key, while I push it open.It clicks open an inch. How can we fix this?
So, is the problem that the hatch will relock on its own before you can get it lifted? If so, there is a preload adjustment on the hinges that needs to be tightened a little. The hatch should pop up an inch or so on its own when it is released and then wait for you to lift it up. Here is a thread on adjusting it: