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Front door locks on a 99 passat

Iv just bought a 99 tdi passat.the interior lights dont work,fuel cap doesnt work,mirrors dont work,i cant lock the doors with the key but if i use the fob both the back doors lock and so does the boot.any ideas?

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  • southerndand May 14, 2009

    the fob i use is for the alarm.the key doesnt even go in the passenger does go in the ignition tho.isee theres a little light on the key but it doesnt light up when you press it and it does othing when i press think the batteries dead and if so how do you change it.thanks for your time by the do you know how to turn of the airbag one one of these?

  • southerndand May 14, 2009

    the key does nothing.but theres another fob thing for the alarm that locks everything except the 2 front doors.i want the airbags of so i can have my wee boy up front with me.the key doesnt even turn in the drivers door im hoping if i change the battery i can just use the remote.

  • southerndand May 14, 2009

    aha.iv just been told its an aftermarket alarm.and this could be causing problems.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

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You have the wrong KEY if it won't turn any locks.
You can use the KEY fob from another Passat.
The one you have was most likey not the original
and the car was reprogrammed to except that FOB.

The Fuse panel Is inside the DRIVES side.
Open the Driver door. Look at the side of the DAShboard.
THat Giant "B" Shapped plastic cover pops off.

Check the fuses...IF any are broken,black or no good.
REplace them

Hope this helps
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Posted on May 14, 2009

  • James Williams
    James Williams May 14, 2009

    Well, I assumed incorrectly....

    Yes the RED light should light up when pressed.

    You will have to use a tiny screw driver or thin dull butter knife,

    On the opposite side of the buttons. About 3/4 up on the FOB.

    Their is a thin ****. That slides back. And you should be able to get

    to the battery. I don't know the size as my key is lost at the moment.

    But I am confused as to how you use the FOB for the alarm.

    If the batt is dead.

    You can dis-sable the Airbags by removing the Fuse.

    Located on the side of the dashboard.

    Open the Driver door and look on the side of the dash.

    Remove the Giant "B" looking piece of plastic.

    Their should be a white card showing the locations for the

    fuses. One will have the airbag symbol.

    Remove it. Not sure why you want to remove the Airbags.

    Please only leave the fuse out while working the car

    and replace it for safety reasons.

    Hope this helps..

    Mug Shot Collection



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