How The MK5 VW Trunk Latch Fails

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Happy Tuesday everyone. Like every Tuesday, today we are looking at failing VW parts. This is an issues that I see pretty regularly. Nothing like having your trunk not shut! I have also seen these fail in a way that will not let you open your trunk. Either way, it makes shopping a bit of a pain.

When we look at these parts we talk about:

This trunk latch does fit other Volkswagen cars. I replaced one on an EOS a week or so ago. Always be sure to have your V.I.N. ready when getting parts. There are a ton of VIN splits and parts oddities. This will help you get the right part the first time.

If you are having trouble viewing on the blog, check out “How The MK5 VW Trunk Latch Fails” on YouTube.

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3 replies
  1. Rainer k
    Rainer k says:

    great video thanks.

    I would imagine this would be the same for a MK6 Golf (2009). Mine latches, but if I use a screwdriver and provide any force to it, it unpops pretty easily/quickly. It’s not quite ‘flopping around’, but it’s still easy to unlatch.

    I’m assuming that’s the spring

  2. B Lm
    B Lm says:

    I’ve replaced my latch. The light signals when open. Without the rear lever cannot open the latch. Have you ever encountered a trigger for the latch wearing out? I’ve also considered it to be a grounding issue, can you help trouble shoot. Thank you


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