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VW Jetta 2002 lights on alarm and door alarm not working

The warning alarm doesn't go off if I leave the headlights on after I have stopped the car, or if the door is open when the car is running. I have checked all the fuses and they appear to be okay. Please advise. Thanks in advance.
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  • bhammitt Mar 04, 2009

    Many thanks for your response, Passatsyncro. You were absolutely right. I had the door latch replaced (after the faulty system had drained my battery!:) and now everything works fine. I had no idea that the driver door latch controlled so many things. Again, many thanks.

    bhammitt

  • passatsyncro May 11, 2010

    When you open your drivers door, the light in the lower part of your door panel should come on, also your dome light should come on when selected with your switch on the dome light panel. If these don't come on, probably looking at the drivers door latch. The micro switch inside fails and the control unit always "thinks" the door is closed. please let me know, thanks.

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