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Driver's door won't lock remotely after driving.

Actually even more precise: if after being locked (but not alarmed) driver's door is opened from inside with handle - it will not lock with remote key. To finally lock it - need to unlock door with any button, and then lock.
Looks like door lock system remembers last state as locked, and doesn't sense use of inside handle.

car is 3 days old 09 Beetle.

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  • therealsanta Jan 22, 2009

    took to dealiship in Gladstone. They have replaced TWO MODULES in the driver door, have scratched lock knob and returned car saying - can't fix, need 2-3 more days (which i don't have now).



    Am i just lucky, or german cars ain't that perfect any more?

  • therealsanta Feb 18, 2009

    SOLVED.



    you were right - aint a german car, all mexican.

    Loose connector was the problem. and Armstrong service (OR) was not able to find it until a second time.
    What a waste of my time....



    Anyway, now it's all fixed and working as suposed.

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

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