For those owners of VW Golf Mk4 who decided to replace / remove the lock tumbler or boot lock cylinder, this is how you have to do it.
– A flat blade screwdriver
– A Philips screwdriver
– A ratchet and a T20 Torx
– A 11 or 12 mm socket
– A hammer
STEP 1: open the trunk and remove those two screws from inside the grab handles
STEP 2: remove the trim panel
STEP 3: disconnect the electrical connector (left side) and the small metal arm that pulls the latch open/shut (right side)
STEP 4: with a T20 Torx remove those three bolts from the boot handle
Use something for not locking the boot.
STEP 5: remove the retaining clip that holds the boot lock in place
Use a flat blade screwdriver and gently pry the clip up.
STEP 6: if it doesn’t come off with a push of a finger, use a hammer and a 11 -12 mm socket to remove the lock tumbler.
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