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ALARM THE ALARM GOES OFF WHEN I TRY TO START CAR. ALARM STAY ON WHEN I CLOSE AND LOCK DOORS

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  • jekatras Nov 06, 2008

    have not ran a self test on alarm. yes it's factory. How do you run a self test on alarm? I just went in the car and shut the door and locked it and the alarm went off.

  • jekatras Nov 11, 2008

    It was a low battery. After the battery got charged i haven't had any problems

  • jekatras Nov 11, 2008

    Yes, Once the battery had a full charge, haven't had any problems

  • bov1873 Mar 11, 2009

    i had a passat and the alarm kept going off for no reason,took it to the main dealer and they located the problem(after much expense) being corroded wires on the underside of car!cleaned them up and it was fine.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    THIS WAS CAUSED BY A LOW CAR BATTERY?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Only the dealer can run the test

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    The key sensor must be defective, have you run a self test of the alarm system, it is factory right??

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Alarm sensors for the hood and trunk often **** out and sound the alrm for really stupid reasons, like a small gust of wind.

As for the weak battery, it`s the same as a dead battery, ie: ressets the car alarm and trips it.
Just make sure u unlock either front door twice consecutively to turn off the alarm.
U should unplug the hood and trunk alarm switches as they are pretty useless, just the doors is more than enough.

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Same thing has happened to me. The locking accuators inside the doors often go, and will need to be replaced. You can find the accuator at a junk yard or order it thru an online vw parts dealer. also, try looking at the wires betweent the drivers door and the body where it comes out of the body and into the door . Being that they bend often one of the wirs may have broken in there

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I would first look at broken wires in between the doors and car's frame, in the accordians. We often see this.

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