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Probably been rehashed before, but I was not able to find the specifics.
2006 2.3T Combi
Last week I replaced the rear license plate bracket with a plastic version off a sedan. It was shot due to rust (Michigan is liberal with salt). Mount screws were all rusted in, so I drilled some holes in the center plastic (gasp!) and attached it through there. All was fine it appeared.
Today wife cannot get the hatch to open, after buying groceries. I assume I inadvertently knocked a lock actuator wire loose perhaps. But on my sedan (which had the wonderful wiring harness wear issue) I was able to crawl into the trunk and use the "glow in the dark" release to get it open. There appears to be nothing similar on the wagon. I managed to get one of the taillight access covers off, but now what? Should I be able to hook the release with a coat hanger or something?
Note: the door release button gets the taillights to flash, so I assume that circuit is OK, remote has not worked since I replaced the battery recently (a separate issue), but I assume if I can just get in there the problem will be obvious. And no I do not hear the lock releasing, but I am working on this alone.
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