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Have 97 vw jetta, disabled alarm how to get radio working

Have to disable alarm,car wasnt starting so i took it 2 an arvada auto tech place after friends did tests n said everythings good,starter.battery,ignition,its someting between starter and ignition,they ended up charging me 1200 n said it was a starter and my brakes,which worked ok b4 there,now i gotta pump them and my car came back with no radio or alarm, i questioned n questioned them and swore they didnt do anything to them maybe week after shop, i also notice they broke my plastic door locks and got some at auto part store and trying to get them on they were too tight and somehow i put key in door to push them up, i guess the force was too much and the alarm started going off, luckily i was a few blocks from home cuz it instantly died again, think theres a short somewhere n alarm wiring?

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First on the driver side remove the panel where the drivers knees would be. when u do u will be able to see ur fuses and a bunch of wires. way up in the dash there will be 2 modules, one has a a 6 wire connector and one has a 10 wire connector, unplug them both, then ur alarm will be off but it kills your starter, to keep the starter workin connect the 5 and 6 wire from the 6 wire connector together.

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SOURCE: 97 jetta GT alarm won't let car start. how can i disable?

If you not good with a wrench don't try to remove it. I am not sure but you can try two different things one lock and unlock the driver side door about 3 time then put the key in the ignition and try to start it, someone else said to remove one of the battery cables wait about twenty min. or so and replace it and try. If you do have to have the guy fix make sure he takes it out and gives it to you.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: key will not go into ignition, drivers door lock stopped working

I had the problem with key not going into the ignition on 2005.5 Jetta had to have the car towed and ignition replaced which cost 375$. But what i read afterwards is there is a locking mechanism in the ignition it is a white thing that slides so you cant get your key in this can be moved with a a small aharp object ant you can then get your key in!!!

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 vw jetta w/aftr mkt. alarm drains battery and disarms on own?

My friend you are faced with a catch 22 problem. The first thing I would like to know is, who installed the alarm system? Did you do it or was it professionally installed. If it wwas professionally installed I would go right back there and discuss the problem with them. It very well could be a defective unit. If you did not have it installed professionally I would disconnect the alarm and see if your battery still get's drained.If so, then the alarm is not the culprit, and you have some hunting to do. If not then you have some testing to do.Next what type of alarm is it? Try to google it. You may be able to find a trouble shooting guide to assist you. I know that you said you just replaced the battery, but the alarm very well may not be the culprit. It could be many other things as a loose fanbelt, bad diodes in your alternator, or some other componet draining your battery.

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SOURCE: Have a VW jetta 1997. Alarm disable

try putting your key in the passenger side door and turning it

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 02 VW Jetta locks, remote, lights, windows stopped working

Same problem with an '03 Golf--remote entry, power windows, and interior lights stopped working. This was easily fixed by replacing fuse #14, (10 amp), located in the driver's side fuse block.

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After I changed the battery in my 97 jetta gt alarm went off finally got it disabled by unlocking passenger door but now car won't start or even turn over how do I fix this


Your electrical system surged. Had the same happen on a 97 Golf. Start by replacing fuses connected to your starter and engine systems. If nothing happens, you may have to hit a VW repair shop for a systems reset, unfortunately.

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Have a VW jetta 1997. Alarm disable


try putting your key in the passenger side door and turning it

May 17, 2009 | 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

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97 jetta GT alarm won't let car start. how can i disable?


If you not good with a wrench don't try to remove it. I am not sure but you can try two different things one lock and unlock the driver side door about 3 time then put the key in the ignition and try to start it, someone else said to remove one of the battery cables wait about twenty min. or so and replace it and try. If you do have to have the guy fix make sure he takes it out and gives it to you.

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