Volkswagen Jetta alarm

Tiny
KOEDY
  • 1996 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

When driving down the road the alarm will just go off, and the only way I can stop it is to stop get out and put key in drivers side door lock and turn the key. It turns it off but will happen again. What could be the cause of this?

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 AT 1:20 PM

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Tiny
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Broken wires in the door jam. Open the door and move the accordion boot at the door jam. Look for broken wires. Do the same at all doors. If no broken wires are found, then you need to check the Alarm module according to the VW Tech sheet.

Thomas

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Saturday, October 4th, 2014 AT 11:24 PM
Tiny
SPACY TRACY
  • 1998 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Electrical problem
1998 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

For the past several years I've had problems with my alarm system in my Jetta. The alarm will set itself when the passenger window is rolled up or down a couple of times, when the drivers side window is rolled down on a very hot day, and sometimes for no reason at all. I just want the alarm system OUT of my car. I don't need it. How would I get the alarm system out? Thanks for your help!

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JKITCHEN
  • 1997 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Electrical problem
1997 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Cannot deactivate alarm with key on drivers side but can on passenger side.

The alarm will arm with key at both passenger and driver door.

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DUBTECH
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Most likely the lock cylinder is broken on the driver's side.
The repair/update kit should be available at the dealer.

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MAHERNE
  • 1994 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

1994 Volkswagen Jetta Front Wheel Drive Automatic

My Jetta's alarm keeps beeping all the time. I want to deactivate it till we can find the problem. Where is the box located to deactivate?

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
VWTECH83
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You can not simply disconnect alarm or else the vehicle will not start and run. More than likely you have a faulty door latch. Try opeing doors and see if any of the doors dont turn lights on when door is opened. The car may see a door closed when it is in fact open or the other way around and this will cause alarm to activate. Have also seen trunk latch and hood latch cause this.

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
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JOJOKOOL38
  • 1994 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Electrical problem
1994 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

how do I get the car to crank over if the alarm is disconnected?

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JOJOKOOL38
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I have already looked through the manual and there is nothing on it

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
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AZAMORA619
  • 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

Electrical problem
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 172000 miles

I HAVE A 2000 4 DOOR VW JETTA WITH A 2.0L ENGINE. TODAY I PUT THE KEY ON THE DOOR TO OPEN IT TURNED IT ONCE AND THE DRIVER DOOR UNLOCKS TURNED TWICE AND THE OTHER THREE LOCK UNLOCK, SO I DID NOT PAY ATTENTION, SO I OPENED THE DOOR GOT IN AND STARTED THE CAR, BUT AS SOON AS I STARTED THE CAR THE ALARM WENT CRAZY, I DISCONNECTED THE BATTERY AND AFTER CONNECTING IT WORKED FINE. BUT THE SECOND TIME I TRY TO SEE IF IT HAD SOLVED THE PROBLEM IT DID NOT IT STARTED TO DO THE SAME THING. WHAT COULD BE WRONG PLEASE HELP?

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi azamora619,

Thank you for the donation.

The symptom indicates a malfunction in the anti-theft and a scan tool is required to go into diagnostics to determine the cause. It could be a faulty control module or the signal from the door lock is not being transmitted to the alarm control module.

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 1994 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 256,123 MILES

How do I dissable the security system

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
EXOVCDS
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Is this a North American model Jetta?

What is the issue? Have you already checked for broken wiring?

I can tell you how to disconnect it, but I need more info.

Thomas

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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We cant tell you how to disable the security system but can help you fix it.

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 58,000 MILES

HOW CAN WE RESET OUR ANTI THEFT SYSTEM? OR WHAT ELSE COULD BE THE PROBLEM IF STALLING AND DOESNT RECOGNIZE THE KEY NOW WONT EVEN START

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
EXOVCDS
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The keys are not being recognized. You'll have to let the VW Dealer re-adapt the keys to the Immobilizer.

Thomas

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:27 AM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 1998 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

How to dismantle the alarm, on the car. It drains the battery.

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 10:28 AM (Merged)
Tiny
EXOVCDS
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The alarm module is behind the instrument panel (behind & below the headlight switch).

For Testing Purposes:

You can disconnect the 2 harness plugs that are attached to it (to stop the drain and so that you can do pin-out tests).

The engine will not crank when the two harness plugs are disconnected!

For more information (pin-out tests & which wires to bridge so your starter will work). I will wait for your reply.

Thomas

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