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This is for the Beetles that Didn't have a keyed hatch handle... I think 01 and later???
The purpose of this modification is to prevent having to destroy the interior hatch trim in the event of a hatch release actuator. after this modification you will be able to simply put the rear seat down and pull the cable to open the hatch. This is not intended to be a constant use mod but, an emergency precaution.
I used aluminum braided cable from a picture hanging kit and two butt crimp connectors.
There's a eyelet on the mechanism that I looped one end through and crimped. Drilled a small hole in the side of the grab handle recess. Put the cable through, reattached the panel and looped/crimped another loop.