Last post on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta, Security System, Sedan
#31 of 36 Re: 1999 VW Jetta w/ LIGHTS,DONT START, GAUGE HOT, DOORS DONT LOCK!!HELP!! [isaurapink24]
Jan 09, 2012 (4:07 pm)
Some VWs of that vintage fell victim to the "coolant migration problem". The worst-cast scheario was a total electrical failure. Lets hope you did not purchase a VW which was affected by this problem.
As for the alarm-system causing your issues - It is possible that when you bought it, you did not get the proper keyfob that controls the alarm. It is also possible that some of the microSwitches inside the doors are flakey. this can really confuse the alarm-system (ie... door is sensed as OPEN and CLOSED at the same time, or LOCKED and UNLOCKED at the same time)
Personally, anytime I negotiate the purchase of a used vehicle, I INSIST that all the proper keyfobs are made available or no-deal! Most used-car dealers will agree to this demand to close a deal.
#32 of 36 Re: 1999 VW Jetta w/ LIGHTS,DONT START, GAUGE HOT, DOORS DONT LOCK!!HELP!! [bpeebles]
Jan 09, 2012 (4:23 pm)
The car key was missing the whole button section he just gave me the key it look like something was missing i asked about it and he said it has alarm but i didnt know if i really needed it and if the alarm work it has a red light flashing but no sound or anything my car dont unlock or lock with the key so if i lock it on the passengers side and try to open it with my key it wont do nothing but the car lot guy said it was the alarm making it not work or start i just dont know?
#33 of 36 Re: 2008 Jetta Anti theft Alert does not sound when locked with key [labsadler]
Feb 08, 2012 (11:40 am)
I know you posted this a year ago but I just got a 2004 Jetta and my anti theft doesn't beep/chirp either when I lock my car with the fob, I was just wondering if you ever got it to work and if so how? Thanks!!
#34 of 36 Re: 2008 Jetta Anti theft Alert does not sound when locked with key [breandy89]
Mar 05, 2012 (5:40 pm)
Dont forget that ALL the doors plus the hood and trunk must be closed for the alarm to 'arm'
Also be aware that it is not uncommon for the microswitches in the doors to become troublesome. This can send implausible signals to the computer. (Door open and closed at same time.... etc.) The computer responds by simply not arming the alarm system.
Connecting laptop to the computer-port can diagnose the specific problem.
#35 of 36 Car will not recognize key will not start
Mar 22, 2012 (7:58 pm)
I have 2011 Jetta SEL with keyless start. On four occasions car has not recognized key and would not start. Dealer in San Antonio (Freedom VW) unable to repair system. VW tech support could offer repair fix. Taking car for second opinion. Antone else experience this problem?
#36 of 36 Re: Deactivating 1996 Jetta Volkswagon alarm [nventura]
Apr 17, 2012 (12:51 pm)
i have a 97 MODEL and i have the same problem have you had any luck ?