Alarm activated everytime I use the key to open the door.
I lost my remote door opener for my '92 Vigor many years ago, so I've been using the key to open it. For the past year, when I use the key to open the door, the alarm is activated (horn blows). Turning the key in the lock used to stop the alarm, but now nothing I do will stop the alarm. The horn continues to blow for the 2 minute time period before shutting off. What is causing this? Could it be a fuse? Does somthing need greasing?
Re: Alarm activated everytime I use the key to open the...
Very common issue with the vigor, it`s the power door actuator or something...there are 2 ways to fix it:
- the harder way (unless you`re half-decent at DIY car stuff, which I`m not), all you really are doing is cleaning the contacts..a detailed guide is here http://www.acuravigorclub.com/Timely-Topics/Timely1202.htm
- OR the easy way is to just trick your car into thinking the hood is open so the alarm will never arm itself. Taken from another post:
You can effectively permanently disable the alarm (who actually bothers to respond when they hear a car alarm anyways?) by opening up the hood and finding the little switch that detects whether the hood is closed. Just bend this so that the alarm system always thinks the hood is open and the alarm system will never arm even if you lock the doors.
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thats how its suppose to work the key resets alarm ==by a fob online for a few dollars and program to car [free program] ==when you use key to unlock and enter vehicle you have a few seconds after opening door to turn vehicle on or start it and doing so resets alarm when you leave vehicle and lock it alarm is active
anytime you lock the door with the key fob or press the drivers door lock the alarm is on. if someone opens the door without the key the alarm will sound. test it by locking the door with the remote with the window down then after a min open door with the inside door handle by reaching in through window
Hi Kim, When you ordered the new key the dealer should have asked for the chassis number? That gives them the codes to pre program. so that it should activate and deactivate the alarm, if that is the problem! ? Regards John
make sure that the the remote's battery is still good otherwise it wont activate your vehicle but if it is equipped with an alarm ( your car), then possibly alarm stays on everytime you open your door with the key which has no chip in it. go get new battery for your remote.
Yes! but you will need to remove the door panel and remove the alarm harness on the back of the lock cylinder. Once removed you will need to manipulate the harness to make the car think you unlock the car with a key.
First to turn off the alarm you simply put the key into the drivers door and turn it to unlock the door twice, this is the factory setting to turn off activated Volkswagen alarm. As for the power locks they are air activated, in the trunk near the latch there should be a small electric motor that drives a small air pump with air lines running to all your locks. If this electric motor as worn out your locks will not operate, simple fix replace the motor. I'd try a used one first from a scrap yard to make sure but always check to see if there is power to the motor (you will need another person with a test light to perform this job). Let me know if this works. Vdubs 4-ever !
Look under the driver side seat for a small black box. This is the control for the remote/alarm system. Check to see that it is not wet. Open it up & inspect the circuit board. Are any of the circuits corroded/greenish powder on them? If so, you need to replace this box. Quite a common failure. But, there IS hope. You CAN start the car without the aid of the remote since you lost it. Put the key in the ignition, and, if the lights start flashing, CYCLE the key on-off 5 times. This action will defeat the alarm, and the car will start. This is provided in case the battery in the remote goes dead on you.