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1998 Jetta How do you remove the plastic fasetners without breaking

On the cowling and holding the trunk carpeting in place are plastic fasteners that I cannot unscrew. How do I get them out son I can use again?

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Auto parts stores sells a tool to pry these out. Also most have the replacement fasteners too if needed

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

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SOURCE: trunk lock repair for 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

you must remove the internal felt covering that is on the inside of the trunk. This does take some force, but don't be afraid to pull hard, you will most likely not break any of the attachments on the felt cover. On the right hand side of the truck there is a handle right next to the license plate, it will take some finagling to get this to disconnect. Again, brute force dexterity and a flashlight are your best bet.

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SOURCE: 1998 vw jetta trunk key locked inside,is ther a latch?

there is a button to pop the trunk,  when u lift the little compartment between the two front seats... took me a while to find it myself lol

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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