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Key fob trunk opening

Discussion in '2012-2016 VW Passat TDI forum' started by QuadricornSlayer, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. QuadricornSlayer

    QuadricornSlayer New Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    2012 Passat TDI SEL
    Is there any setting in the mfd around the key fob opening the trunk? I used to be able to open it with the fob but now it only works with the button on the driver door or the one above the license plate. Key fob works for the doors like normal.


    Never mind, have to hold it down...I swear I didn't have to do that before.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 24, 2011
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  2. under2x

    under2x New Member

    Dec 21, 2011
    2012 passat tdi se manual
    Yeah holding down the button tripped me up too.

    I learned another big lesson today. After I had snow tires put on, I went home to put the old tires in my garage, and I couldn't open the trunk! Nothing worked, the keyfob, door, pulling on it like crazy etc. So I called my sales guy at the dealer, he didn't know, so I brought it in to vw dealer for service. The service guy took a look, he didn't know what was wrong. So as I was waiting for a shuttle to work, I looked it up on google... In the glove box there is a trunk lock button right next to the tire sensor reset button. So I wasted about 2 hours driving to the dealer to fix the problem myself by googling. Sigh.
  3. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

    May 23, 2007
    2006 Jetta TDI
    Added note to the buying guide ;)

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