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sorry if this has been done to death !!..lights just flash on fob opening of boot ..ive got a new actuator and replaced but nothing from fob..do you have to sync with fob ?..or is there a quick fix for the old one ??...many thanks ..
 

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Im at the same point. i can't even get the button on the door to open it. checked fuses... no luck. anything advise from anyone would be nice
 

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Have you scanned the car with a VW scan tool (e.g. ross tech VCDS) or tried output tests, to confirm the problem? Wiring harness failures; on the front door and even the back hatch, are KNOWN issues, that kill power to the switches and the back hatch actuator. Checking for power, at the switches, rear door actuator and doing a visual inspection of the wiring harnesses, coupled with power checks with a circuit tester, have been successful approaches, to these repairs in the past. For visual inspections and with a multimeter/circuit tester; be sure to look at the flex point areas, in the front door and rear hatch. These wires flex, evertime; the door are opened, eventually the copper wires break and the power is cut, to the switches, plugs, and actuators. Individual parts, such as the door lock actuator; can be jumped with a power wire and confirm, that they are functional and that would be a easy way, to rule them out. Power, is really; what you are looking for and where the break in the circuit is, we find damage harnesses, are the primary cause for these electrical based, functional failures. Never, overlook the basics; for example, fuses, relays, wiring harnesses, etc., it is easy to overcomplicate things, keep it simple and testing, inspections, typically narrow down the issues and the problems, tend to reveal themselves, through a process of elimination.

Do some digging, scan for trouble codes, visual inspections of the harness and some testing for power, continuity, etc. Then, report back, what your testing, scan for trouble codes and inspections reveal, we can go from there. Thanks.
 
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