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    everything appears ok, the bulb, holder and plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sun_corp View Post
    everything appears ok, the bulb, holder and plug.

    Have you actually got 12v at the plug?,
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    Polo 6R Boot Light issue

    I just had a closer look at mine and the bulb and holder are fine, but there is no voltage at the plug at all, except occasionally when it decides to work.
    So I think it's a switch or something that's failed.
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    sometimes the rear washer jet leaks into the boot latch and micro switch and causes issues... press and hold rear washer jet on for 10 seconds then open the tailgate and see if any water comes from the latch area from around the interior trim..
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    Polo 6R Boot Light issue

    Quote Originally Posted by vdubmotorworx View Post
    sometimes the rear washer jet leaks into the boot latch and micro switch and causes issues... press and hold rear washer jet on for 10 seconds then open the tailgate and see if any water comes from the latch area from around the interior trim..
    Thanks I'll try that later and report back.
    Would putting the car through a touch less car wash maybe get water in places it shouldn't be?
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    possible... but ive only ever seen the rear washer leak causing that issue....
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    Polo 6R Boot Light issue

    Ok just a thought.
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    Question Hi from 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by alexaescht View Post
    Thanks I'll try that later and report back.
    Would putting the car through a touch less car wash maybe get water in places it shouldn't be?
    Hi Alexa, did you ever solve this problem and get the boot light working? If so how? I have the same issue on my polo gti. Hopefully you still see this message considering how long its been. Cheers

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    @Polo gti 6r: Hi.

    I'm also not sure if Alex is still around !! However, with the hope that I'm not stealing his thunder - this is my very cut-down version of how the "boot light" is wired (I'm assuming that your car is a hatch version):



    If you are not familiar with VW's wiring notation - notice T5h /2 on my diagram. This means:
    • T5 = is a connector with a Total of 5 x pin positions
    • h = a simple designation that identifies this 5 x pin connector from multiple other 5 x pin connectors on the car
    • /2 = pin #2 on the connector

    So, the story that the wiring diagram tells - is:
    1. The supply for the boot-lid light (W3) comes from J519 (which is the module for lots of "convenience" facilities on the car). Notice that there is NO circuit fuse - J519 auto protects this circiut
    2. The same power supply for W3 also feeds W6

    Because you haven't said that the glove compartment light (W6) is also faulty - the fault is probably NOT in the J519 wire

    There are 4 x connections that could cause W3 to be faulty:
    1. T2 = the connectors for the boot light
    2. T5c
    3. T5h
    4. T3 = the connections in the boot lid switch, or the switch in F5, itself


    According to the Polo repair manual, it's NOT possible to renew the switch in F5 without replacing the entire boot- lid mechanism.

    So, my suggestion = grab a multi-meter and start checking the connectors above!!

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    You can buy a whole new Boot release on EBAY for about $30 and is identical to a factory part Difference is about $100 and fixed a similar problem in our Polo . You can also buy a new LED light on Ali Express for under $20 which gives much more light


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