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    Rear hatch latch mechanism

    Recently my 2012 rear hatch had a moment. Since an open door results in interior lights , alarms and general unease I took some effort so that you don’t have to suffer needlessly whilst your dealer schedules you in.

    Here’s the basics

    1 problem symptoms

    A rear hatch won’t latch despite any combination of gentle or firm owner action.

    If Rear hatch won’t open you can access a release using your key or similar shaped item from inside the trunk or boot after lowering the rear seats.

    The fix

    Get the tools
    Torx driver and bits, see specific post below
    T Bar and 150mm extension
    Screw driver flat blade 5mm
    Screw driver flat blade large at least 200mm long
    A microfibre cloth
    Window cleaner
    Locktite


    Get the parts
    VW PART to suit
    See the specific reply post below.

    Time required
    1 hour for noob
    2 hours for 2 noobs
    3 hours if your expert mate helps ( beer at 2 hour mark)

    Hands required
    2.5

    Finger nails at risk
    Two thumbs and an index.
    Last edited by Firstof3; 12-01-2019 at 11:06 AM.

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    Rear hatch latch mechanism

    Tools

    Torx
    20H 50H


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    Rear hatch latch mechanism

    Parts
    The local dealer was able to get me the replacement part within 18 hours.
    Part number 1k8827505D

    Note the production dates which show the original 2011 versus 2017 which came with a removable drip shield that needs to be removed.
    New one on the left




    Remove this




    Last edited by Firstof3; 12-01-2019 at 11:33 PM.

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    Rear hatch latch mechanism

    Quick steps

    1 remove everything from your trunk. Trust me if you drop one of the multitude of clips into a full trunk you’ll regret it.

    2 use the 5mm flat blade and torx 20 to loosen or remove the self tapping screws hidden in the hatch grab recess

    3 pull the centre trim section off starting with the glass edge. Use the microfibre cloth to shield your fingers and that fancy tint you paid extra for.

    4 pull the left and right trims off

    5 pull the bottom trim off the door, pick one side, when you hear the first clip lit go you can use the long flat blade and the cloth to work the others out. Check that you actually took those screw out!

    6 empty your trunk looking for the clips that sprung out and put them back in. Put the self tapping screws back in hand tight to retain the clips.

    7 use the torx 50 to remove the latch mechanism
    Fight the stupid electrical clip and get it off.

    8 Pull the drip shield off the new part or it won’t go in.
    Marvel at how little has changed.
    Wonder how long this one will last.

    9 connect the new part and Test the new part with your remote key.

    10 reverse the steps

    Now drink that beer.




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    Last edited by Firstof3; 12-01-2019 at 07:20 PM.

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    Rear hatch latch mechanism

    With photo

    1 remove everything from your trunk. Trust me if you drop one of the multitude of clips into a full trunk you’ll regret it.

    2 use the 5mm flat blade and torx 20 to loosen or remove the self tapping screws hidden in the hatch grab recess


    3 pull the centre trim section off starting with the glass edge. Use the microfibre cloth to shield your fingers and that fancy tint you paid extra for.


    4 pull the left and right trims off


    5 pull the bottom trim off the door, pick one side, when you hear the first clip lit go you can use the long flat blade and the cloth to work the others out. Check that you actually took those screw out!

    Tapatalk

    6 empty your trunk looking for the clips that sprung out and put them back in. Put the self tapping screws back in hand tight to retain the clips.

    Take care to push the clip all the way or it will not go back into the body.


    Use some encouragement if they fight.
    I also had to add a bit of tape to hold one of mine in.


    7 use the torx 50 to remove the latch mechanism
    Fight the stupid electrical clip and get it off.


    8 Pull the drip shield off the new part.
    Or it will stop you inserting the mechanism.

    Marvel at how little has changed.
    Wonder how long this one will last.


    9 connect the new part and Test the new part with your remote key.




    10 reverse the steps

    Now drink that beer.






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    Last edited by Firstof3; 14-01-2019 at 09:21 AM. Reason: Added more photos

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    Nice write-up!

    I'm sure it's going to come in useful for others in the future. Unfortunately it's a reasonably common part to fail in the Mk6 Golf/Tiguan/Scirocco/Passat

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