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On our 03 New Beetle, I find the 1 second (or so) delay for the hatchback relock to be quite annoying. It relocks too soon for my taste. Is there any way to adjust this so we get a little more time before it relocks? With every year I get just a little bit slower...

Thanks, Dave
 

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Red- Hey that link sounds exactly like what's going on. One guy in there outlined a sequence of button pushing to allow more time until the lock re-activates. I might try that before I turn the adjustment screws. But it sounds like turning those screws out is a fix. Thanks for the tip, gonna try it tonight.

Guess I could be Red03 cause my 03 is red. Dave
 

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Red is correct. The hatch may pop up some on yours, but not enough. Its a common problem and easy to fix.
 

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Yes, I adjusted those screws out (equally) I'd say maybe a turn and a half. Bingo! fixed! I still hear the motor run after a couple seconds, but it doesn't lock the tailgate.

Oh sometimes I yearn for the simplicity of my 79 Rabbit...Dave
 
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