Question about 1997 Volkswagen Golf
I have a 1997 Golf, I had an electric window runner replaced a while ago, as when opening it, it fell down inside the door, thus hoping this would sort the alarm problem out, it worked for a while 2/3 weeks, then the alarm started going off again, I had changed the battery in the key, after that the car was ok, now after a few days after changing the battery again the same thing has happend. I can use the car thats ok, but a bit embarrassing cos of the alarm everytime I open the car, I was told that I might have to buy another key costing around £400, have you got any other ideas what this problem could be please
Unlock driver door twice consecutively to deactivate alarm.
Now under the hood u will see a mushroom shaped sensor near the coolant bowl,that's the open hood sensor for the alarm. That wire gets frayed over time and falsely triggers the alarm. Fix or replace the wire and or sensor if it is that one causing problems. Just unplug it and u will see if problem goes away, then u know it's that one that's faulty.
There is also one sensor in the trunk, but don't remember where on a golf. Should be easy to find and if i remember it has one white wire on it. Could be behind the panel cover on the trunk lid. Disconnect it if u need to or do the same as the one under the hood, meaning fix/ replace as needed.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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