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The alarm Hi everybody i buy this beetle from a private in craig list and he  gave us only a key from the car .only the service key and ii dont see in the car any manual from it so not even the manual.I use the car a while with no problem but when i change the battery when i try to start the engine start the alarm but the engine no so i cant even move it to somebody to take a look.cause it doesn't start.what should i do can i disconect myself the alarm system??Thank u so much

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Your car has a electrical problem. my car is the same. what i do is i unlock the car with my key manually. I keep turning the key left and right ( lock and unlock ) until my car finally unlock by my key. so try this if it works then let me know feed back. thank you

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