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Thread: B3 Estate central locking tailgate lock removal

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    B3 Estate central locking tailgate lock removal

    I suspect the previous owner broke the centrally locking tailgate key in that lock.

    I followed the Haynes guidance (which incidentally was unhelpful !) by removing the trim and then disconnecting the connecting rod to the tailgate ‘catch’.

    I then disconnected the operating rod from the ‘positioner’ but was unable to extract it from the ‘lower cylinder housing’.

    Furthermore, I undid both the 10mm mounting nuts and it seemed that it would not allow the complete housing to be extracted from the outside of the tailgate even if I had removed the operating rod.

    Query, does anyone know how to dismantle and gain access to the lock cylinder?


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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    What year is this Passat B3 covers 1988-1996?

    I can't give you a solution of hand maybe Crasher can when he reads this thread.

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    You made 2 threads with the same text I've deleted the other one.
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    Which year, there are two versions?
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