The lights on the dash or on and the headlights but i cant turn the car over i broke the key a month ago and the alarm hasnt been used i only have the one key i brought new batteries but alarm still wont work i had to dis connect the hot wire from the battery to keep from draininf it a little car witha key apears on the dash sometimes but i dont know what to do thanks
It's an ignition problem. If you keep trying to turn over it will start. It's an anti theft device they installed. The little car with the flashing key. Someone likely tampered with your ignition before for this to happen.
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the emergency brake needs adjusting. the cover around the e-brake should be removed, and behind the e-brake arm should be a cable and tighten the nut on the end of the cable until the slack is removed from the cable. turn nut, then turn key to accessory, then release e-brake , see if the brake light goes off, if not turn off ignition, tighten e-brake nut again, turn key back to accessory release e-brake, see if light goes off. do this until you see e-brake light on dash go out. headlights should come on.
Alarm box is behind the abs light panel and headlight switch, Its kind of hard to get to but there will be a 6 pin and a 10 pin, the other box is for the headlights, unplug the 10 pin harness and pit a jumper wire from the red wire to the red/black wire. Alarm is bypassed
you can buy a factory vw key on ebay and have the dealer program it to your alarm. i had to do it that way when my key broke. it is cheaper than a new one from the dealer. type 01 jetta factory key on ebay.
most likely cause is the gauge cluster, this will have to be tested and service by your local dealership because the dash cluster and keys have to be coded. I have seen the immobilizer loose it's coding for apearantly no reason. therefore have them recode cluster and see if problem goes away, if it doesn't the gauge cluster will have to be replaced.