Question about 1997 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Alarm sounds when I unlock car

Hiya
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

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 151 Answers

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I turn the key in my VW POLO 1.4 16V 2001 (51 reg) , open locks , also takes the windows down, Lock the door, the windows go up. And there is lots of play in the turning of the key process. can you...


that sounds like a fault in the aunty theft alarm thats what it is suposed to do when working correctley if you have the windows down and lock the car the windows and doors lock not suposed to open the windows when you unlock it get the alarm checked hope this helps

Oct 20, 2012 | 1999 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

I have a 2003 Toyota 4-Runner. The keyless alarm has stopped working on the drivers side door.


On the driver side the actuator is more likely the culprit,the linkage could of come off or the actuator just doesnt work

Mar 06, 2012 | 2003 Toyota 4Runner

1 Answer

I installed a new battery on my 95 vw golf, however when I connect the terminals the alarm sounds on the car. How do I install it without the alarm sounding?


just connect the terminals,and wait till the alarm stops(30secs)then UNLOCK/HOLD KEY OVER 30 secs,windows go down.then lock/hold key over,windows go up.then press remote unlock button for 30 secs,you have just reset the alarm system/central locking/window comfort facility.....has to be done EVERY time you disconnect battery........

Nov 08, 2010 | 1995 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Was washing and waxing 1997 volkswagen cabrio with radio on, ignition switch turned to on. Opened Driver side door, depressed clutch and brake, as usual, turned key off and then back to on position to...


put key in door lock,unlock/hold key over windows will go down....then lock/hold key over,windows will go up,press and hold unlock button on remote for 30 secs,you have just reset the alarm/immobiliser.

Oct 19, 2010 | 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio

1 Answer

1997 golf driver door will not lock in or outside with a key. anti theft system will not let me start my 1997 volkswagen golf


put key in drivers door and hold over (to unlock)for 30 secs,all windows will go down.then lock/hold over for 30secs,windows will go up,then unlock with remote,that will reset alarm/immobiliser,as a first step.....

Jun 06, 2010 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Mk3 golf when central locking is activted the electric windows go


you have just found this out.it is a standard feature of all vw/audi/seat/skoda cars
unlock/hold key over,the windows will go down
lock/hold key over the windows will go up
then unlock the car with the remote,car reset.
sit in car with engine on,switch off engine(do not open any door)driver can open/close any window(you can even put your hand into window frame and it will rollback,all on its(not for fun)
if windows rollback after you have used button to close them you may have sticky runners/rubbers.
this is not in the hand book,tell all your friends.....only a german car.....

May 06, 2010 | 1996 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

My central locking on my 1997 vw golf just stopped working it sounded like it was trying to work but now does nothing. also the gas tank cover wont open as its stuck on lock...any advice on what i can try?


the gas flap is operated with the central locking,stand at rear of car with tailgate open,just inside to the right,under the floormat you will find the central locking pump.but first renew the batteries in the remotes then unlock the car with the key and hold the key over for 30 secs, the windows may go down,
then lock the car with the key and hold over for 30 secs,the windows may go up and the sunroof,if fitted will close,then unlock with remote button held down for 30 secs,this will reset alarm/central locking.
if you need to get to gas flap, pull carpet away in boot behind flap area and pull wire to unlock....

Mar 19, 2010 | 1997 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Drivers electric window suddenly fell down inside of door


thw window either came off the window slider or the slider bracket, this can be determined by removing the door panel. this could also be cable driven and the cable has disconnected or broke, can also be determined by removing door panel.

Oct 01, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

2 Answers

1997 Jetta GL Alarm


First to turn off the alarm you simply put the key into the drivers door and turn it to unlock the door twice, this is the factory setting to turn off activated Volkswagen alarm. As for the power locks they are air activated, in the trunk near the latch there should be a small electric motor that drives a small air pump with air lines running to all your locks. If this electric motor as worn out your locks will not operate, simple fix replace the motor. I'd try a used one first from a scrap yard to make sure but always check to see if there is power to the motor (you will need another person with a test light to perform this job). Let me know if this works. Vdubs 4-ever !

Mar 23, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Volkswagen Golf Logo

174 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...