Is there an easy procedure to adjust the trunk release on a New Beetle, 2002. The lid partially releases but then it takes two people one to hold the release switch and one to pull up on the lid. There has to be an adjustment...thanks.
There is not much easy on new beetles.... However on either side of the hatch opening are rubber stops as well as on the hatch itself. Move the stops on the body up and the stops on the hatch down.
This is done by loosening the torx bolts (2 per stop) if memory serves they are T20. If the stops have already been moved to their limit I would suggest buying some new ones as rubber eventually hardens/collapses and degrades over time.
Assuming the car has not been in an accident or had the hatch replaced this is really the only thing that can "change" by itself. Attempting to adjust the upper or lower latches WILL be an exercise in futility not to mention frustration! Good luck, L.
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