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the lock just doesn't catch, anybody had similar problem before?

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Tom.

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I have had this problem.

There is a little spring inside the latch that probably fell off and needs to be reattached. You can DIY, but it requires a good pair of needle nose pliers and some manual dexterity.

To get to the latch take off the cloth panel that covers the trunk top and remove the two bolts holding on the latch. You then disconnect the release cable and plastic cover on the latch itself. You can see the rest of the procedure from there.
 

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This happened to me as well, my brother is prone to slamming it, and eventually the spring fell off, I just had the dealer do it for 75 bucks :(
 

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moving on from a honda to VW i slammed shut the trunk lid and it stopped clicking and locking. If you slam shut your lid rather than gently push it down you could have broken the latch
 
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