Question about 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
My 97 Jetta Gls won't stay started. I have changed the starter. What else could cause my car not to stay started. My battery is fine as well.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
My friend you are faced with a catch 22 problem. The first thing I would like to know is, who installed the alarm system? Did you do it or was it professionally installed. If it wwas professionally installed I would go right back there and discuss the problem with them. It very well could be a defective unit. If you did not have it installed professionally I would disconnect the alarm and see if your battery still get's drained.If so, then the alarm is not the culprit, and you have some hunting to do. If not then you have some testing to do.Next what type of alarm is it? Try to google it. You may be able to find a trouble shooting guide to assist you. I know that you said you just replaced the battery, but the alarm very well may not be the culprit. It could be many other things as a loose fanbelt, bad diodes in your alternator, or some other componet draining your battery.
Posted on May 10, 2009
sounds like there is something in the wrong place in the horn button. it makes contact when you turn left just as if you had pushed the horn button. i wonder does your airbag light ever come on, i mean not just in the startup sequence, that's normal. probably you need to take the horn button part of the steering wheel apart and get things back in the right place or maybe replace some parts, but because of the airbag being right there too it's not something i would recommend that you do yourself. accidentally setting off an airbag is not a good thing.
Posted on May 25, 2009
It could very well be your ignition switch may be damaged/need to be replaced. common problem 97's I have seen 3 like this so far. if you turn the key to lock the car and your alarm beeps to tell u it is active then its not the alarm and is very likely the ignition switch. you can cross the terminals to start the car until it is fixed. also be sure to check the relays and fuses as well.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
had replaced: both cooling fans, fan control module, coolant temp
sensor, fan switch, 4 terminal connectors. No trouble codes reported in
VW electronic diagnostic test. 2 different VW dealers and and my
mechanic threw in the towel. Any suggestions greatly appreciated."
This is a common problem with the VW..and no one has an answer WHY. (including VW mechanics)
THIS IS A RECALL ISSUE and should be implemented
Posted on Mar 18, 2011
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