Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Washington State
Just soldered and repaired the exact same issue on my 2000 1.8T - I would recommend replacing the entire wiring harness, as I am just waiting for the wires to fail right before or after the repaired spots.
Radio reception is not related to the rear latch
**Edit** Dug around and found the part number for the trunk harness - 1J5971182H or 1J5 971 182 H - can find them used on ebay, or new if you pay the price.
Last edited by Prototype5; 07-23-2019 at 08:52 PM.