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99 Beetle won't start, makes gurgling noise. disconnected and reconnected battery, bought used 4 years ago, always been reliable up to this point, starter is ok problem seems related to use of key

My car just would not start recently one morning. thought it was weather related (very cold we live in NH) my husband got a new battery just in case. still would not start. had towed to local mechanic whom we have gone to for the last few years. he pulled and reconnected relays, jiggled wiring to door, he said it was one of those things that worked for him and he was able to start it several times after that. next day the car worked fine. the day after that the car would not start again. I had manually locked it the night before. the power locks have not worked at all since I bought it over 4 years ago. today we tried disconnecting the battery, then reconnect, alarm light would come on (on door by lock) then we each took turns and get into the car and the alarm would go off when we tried to turn the ignition. before this even if I had not locked the car, the alarm light would come on after a while, so I would use the key fob to disarm it before getting in. alarm light would always come on right after manually locking car. it doesn't at all now. it will arm only when I use the key fob. we tried pulling then reconnecting relays and that hasn't worked for us either. this car is my daily driver I really need it to get to work, any suggestions you may have would be appreciated, thank you

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SOURCE: 1998 Jetta Passenger Door Won't Unlock

I had a similar problem with my son's 1998 Jetta K2 4 door. I sprayed loads of WD40 into the locking area from the end of the door through the clip slot, worked the mechanism sprayed some more and finally it start working. My mechanic said these are very prone to moisture causing rusting on the moving parts.

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SOURCE: vw jetta 1996 GL.my door lock came off from door handle when ...

door locks are operated by a round solonoid make sure it is connected with a wire .. this is what locks and unlocks your doors when you push the button .. thanks Jerry holler if you need more.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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Your Beetle might be German in name only, those things are built in Mexico.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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my mum had a similar problem and it turn out the code the key transmits to the engine had gone wrong she took it to a vw dealer and they reprogrammed the key. it works fine now and is a common problem. hope that helps

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: no power in driver side door

I just fix the same problem :(
Two wires in harness were broke. Let me give you some instructions to fix this. 1- Remove the inside panel. then remove the conection that is in the middle betwen the door and the body of the car, is like black cover for the wires. In my case 2 of these wires were broke.
2- Remove the screws of the door in the frame then close the door and pull the door only a few inches just to have acces of your hand to pull the wires.
3- Add another piece of cable, to meke these cables longer, and put everything back.
call 21-642-9775.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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