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#142 of 314 1997 Jetta Security Alarm/Trunk Lock
Oct 25, 2009 (8:53 pm)
I recently purchased a 97 Jetta, today I was cleaning the battery cables and when I re hooked them to the battery the security alarm went off and the trunk key entry won't work. I turned the alarm off by placing the key in the door and turning until it turned off. However the sound system went to safe mode and the key entry to the trunk won't work. I had not seen thid before, so I researched the service receipts from the previous owner, she had numerous issues with the security alarm going off by itself. She took it to the VW dealer on 3 occasions, they finally told her the trunk key entry was bad and was somehow interlinked with the security alarm. They charged her $150 and replaced the key entry. This was in May of 09, now the trunk key does not work and somehow the alarm triggered the event. Does anyone have a solution to the elusive alarm, safe sound system release and the trunk key entry?
#143 of 314 Re: Confused and frustrated [stephenstravis]
Oct 25, 2009 (8:59 pm)
#144 of 314 Re: Confused and frustrated [rayrizzle73]
Oct 31, 2009 (5:08 am)
Thanx so much I appreciate the feedback.
#145 of 314 09 jetta will not start
Oct 31, 2009 (4:19 pm)
My son drives an 09 Jetta and today it would not start. Lights and everything is dead. He thought maybe a battery problem but he could not even get the car to turn over by jump start. Lights do not even come on when the car is hooked to another battery. Any thoughts. Dealer is closed on Saturday.
#146 of 314 Re: 2001 vw jetta electical [rayrizzle73]
Nov 03, 2009 (11:04 pm)
did you ever get your jetta running I have the same problem on 2002 wondering if its the same issue. cranks fine no codes have fuel spark checked other key I'm lost
Nov 14, 2009 (9:51 am)
when using my key to unlock the door the alarm stays armed but the door unlocks,when I use the remote everything works,anyone have this problem?
#148 of 314 Brake&ABS Intermitent flash on dashboard
Dec 16, 2009 (4:05 pm)
I have a 2006 VW Jetta,
I pass charge from other battery to mine because it was dead, at the moment when I turn on the car all the indicators in the dashboard turn on, at the time when I drove this indicators turn off but the brake and the ABS indicators still flashing and noising on an intermittent way. I sent my car to a VW service, the car was tested with the scanner and no problem code appears on the test result, the people in the agency told me that the computer are ok but they canīt give me a an answer to fix the issue.
Somebody can help me to have a guide to fix this issue?
Thanks in advance
#149 of 314 1997 VW Jetta GL electrical problems?
Dec 20, 2009 (11:12 am)
I have a 97 jetta with a think to be an electrical problem, here's the deal: My car is not garage kept, i live in the north and it snows. There was a pretty bad snow storm and my car was covered in about 3-4inches of snow.*Will get to this later.
A couple of weeks ago, maybe a month, my cars alarm system and automatic locks from certain key positions stopped working and my red indicator light does not show anything (normally it would blink red when activated), so i have been locking all my doors manually inside when out. Two nights ago i was going out to families and my passenger side door would not open so they climbed over from the drivers side. We just figured it was the cold and the lock was frozen when i hadn't been locking it at all and the door was not locked.
Last night was when my car was covered from the above story, when we went to get into my car i opened my drivers side door (which hadn't been locked) and the car alarm which hasn't been activated from about a month started going off when ever we opened my door or the hood and the luggage compartment would not open at all. We popped the hood which also activates the alarm. My alarm apparently voids my ignition so just to get my car started i needed to hot wire my car by bypassing the ignition system.
Now today, i went to try and fix the problem, and first thing was that i checked was if my drivers side door would open, it did, then i opened my door to pop the hood which should have set it off (the alarm shuts off after 4mins.) it didn't, so under the hood i taped up what i striped to hot wire it, then i opened my door a couple of times while slamming it and then it finally set off the alarm, since my side hadn't been working to lock the doors i went to the passengers side door to unlock all and it had shut the alarm off.
My question is first: Has anyone had a problem remotely close to this? Second: And if so, what did you do to fix it. And third: Was this possibly just a short out of my alarm system getting wet?
#150 of 314 2002 Jetta Electrical Problem
Dec 21, 2009 (6:05 pm)
I have a new battery, had the alternator checked and a new ground wire. When driving with the lights on and sitting at a red light with the turn signal on., the dashboard lights flashed on and then off again several times. I could hear a clicking noise as this was happening. Later, while driving, a red light appeared for just a moment in the speedometer and I heard 3 loud beeps.
#151 of 314 CEL on again!!!!
Dec 25, 2009 (7:49 pm)
UGH! I have an 03 VW Jetta & had my car diagnosed about 8 months ago, (with a very reputable foreign car shop) because the CEL light was on. They said the problem was the thermostat. I just had the thermostat changed with another foreign car shop & the CEL light turned back on, just a few days after the thermostat was replaced. So now what do I do??!! What could be the problem? I also have another problem; ever since ive had this vehicle, when I take off from a stopped position, there's quite a delay & when I step on the gas to try to pick up speed, the car leaps forward. Any idea's?