If this is a 2004, it should be covered under warranty by VW. You should take it back to the dealer and have them realign the hood striker.
in the door lock/latch.
When the fuel door is jammed on a 1999 VW Jetta the latch need to be reached from inside the trunk compartment. Removing the panel inside the trunk and reaching the latch from behind will open the fuel door.
you fix it by not posting it under vw jetta
pop the engine and then pull the latch under the hood. Last, pick up the engine while you are holding the latch open
There is a latch underneath the dash on the left side that you have to release. On the outside of the car, lift up slightly on the hood to find the other latch.
If the hood latch in your vehicle isn't working properly, you may have a hard time opening or closing your hood. If it doesn't stay closed properly, this can be a safety issue and needs to be fixed immediately. The hood latch can be easily replaced with a new latch by using a wrench.
To fix a hood latch on a 2003 VW Jetta that is stuck shut, the car should be put up on a hoist. A long pole will be needed to then trip the hood latch. Then the cable can be repaired and the car lowered.
The latch should be adjustable-it's not catching.
The center console lid latch may break causing the console lid to pop open frequently. Obtain a 1/4" spring to sit naturally in the latch. this has fixed my latch hook. The issue is the hing is too soft and, when bent, causes the latch alignment pointer to break off. The latch then won't hook properly. Fix has worked for 4 years so far...despite 3 sons.
just along side of the latch to open your hood, an "inny"
Sometimes trunks on cars pop up when the latch is broken. There may also be something stuck in the latch preventing it from catching the other end.
Once the hood is released, there's a second latch that has to be moved by hand. Look through the space between the hood and the grille and look for a latch that can be moved. Then lift the hood.
I have to use screwdriver to pop open.Would like to know how to fix it correctly.
buy a new oneANS 2 - You can always adjust the strike plate OR the latch so they meet properly.
pull the door handle on the outside and open the latch by hand both at the same time
Try lubricating the latch with WD-40, and then working the mechanisim back and forth for a bit. Make sure that the latch is moving all the way to the 'open' position, as failure to open properly can cause the latch not to engage.
The door light switch for these cars is in the door latch. It is not visible by opening the door and examining the latch. If the switch is not functioning you will have to replace the latch. I have heard of cases when doors are slammed too hard that the wire connector comes loose.
I had this problem once on my 2000 jetta. When I took it into the shop, they told me that the latch assembly was at fault. Once replaced, I had light in the trunk again. So, my guess is that the light switch part of the latch is faulty and not turning on the light.
Pull the INSIDE handle as if you were going to open the door and then use a flat blade screwdriver ( or any screwdriver ) to move the latch sections apart
My locks were not working properly on my 2007 328i so I opened gas cover latch manually by going into trunk, opening right side cover by taillight, then pulling on plastic latch relase.
It is probably the hatch latch. Try taking some electrical tape and wraping it around the latch 2 or 3 times.
you will need to be more elaborate. there is a cable that releases the hood is it seized? if so you will need to use a long screw driver to pull the arm back. there are 2 pieces of metal hinged together they are known to rust and seize. there are small springs that return the latch assy but they are weak and need a smooth working assy to work properly . finally your latch needs to be aligned properly or it will not work properly. If your latch is bent or seized completely go and buy a new one , if you take it apart it will never work right again anyway.
Per the sticker located on the driver's door under the latch area, the front pressure should be 30lbs and rear 35lbs