Trunk will not open
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Question: trunk
Answer #1Oakman December 04, 2009, 10:31Master
It is not uncommon for one of the links in the trunk release actuator mechanism to break causing the trunk release to not function on some 1999 Volkswagen Jettas. The ones I have worked on have trunk access by lowering one or both of the rear seat backs. You can crawl into the trunk with a flashlight and release the trunk lid. With the trunk open the release mechanism can be inspected and repaired or replaced as necessary.