Center Console Lid Locked? THE FIX
I accidently closed the lid on my center e-brake console unit in my MKIII Jetta.
I didn't have that key as I swapped my tan console out for a black one. No key.
If you get a long and skinny flathead screwdriver until the right (lock) side of the lid, you can carefully pop the lid latch out of the locking groove.
You may crack some of the plastic under the lid, but superglue can fix that. No one can really see that it is cracked anyway.
Grab a hacksaw file and carefully file off the locking latch in the console. Won't lock anymore.
And besides, who are we kidding. Any screwdriver or sizeable knife blade can pop that lock anyway.
This way you'll know you can get to your garage door opener or the rear trunk button without too much trouble.