I’m in the process of replacing the Drivers Door Window Motor, which happens to contain the control system for the trunk and fuel door release. As I have a week before it gets here I thought I would seek out how to manually open the fuel door. Searching online led to various ways to do it, with no clear knowledge. On the older VW Jetta’s there was a manual way to open it in the trunk. On our 2006.5 Jetta TDI there isn’t.
I set out to fix this issue, so I did a quick DIY Video on locating and manually opening the fuel door on a VW Jetta MK5 Model Year 2006, good for 2005.5, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. Golf, Passat Etc. In the Video I include how to add a manual emergency pull handle into your trunk for easy manual fuel door release for future use.