Question about Volkswagen Passat
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Probably the lock actuator or the wiring to the lock up to and even being the master lock switch
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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reset the central locking system by locking car with key in drivers door and hold key over for 30 secs.then pressing and holding down unlock button on keypad OR unlock door with key and hold key over 30secs (windows may go down, thats okay,some cars are fitted with auto windows)then press and hold lock button on keypad.making sure that in both cases you know the keyfob battery is in good nick....should reset system
Posted on Mar 03, 2010
SOURCE: My VW Passat, 02, valet
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You might be experiencing three problems here.
1) A bad key/lock: It is not likely that the tumblers in the lock have worn down but it is possible that the lock is dirty or is not lubricated right. Try spraying WD-40 into the lock and on the locking mechanism that actually locks the door (the claw that hold the door shut)
2) You have a bad linkage. Inside the door everything is attached and at times it comes apart or dislodged. Sometimes you can have a plastic retaining piece or or attaching piece that has become brittle. You can take off the door panel and get a good idea of how thing work by moving the inside handle or using the power locks. If every thing is connected in the linkage then...
3) You have a bad actuator. This is the actual electronic piece that locks and unlocks the door. It is usually on the inside left bottom (if looking from the inside). It can wear out and allow certain parts of the lock to work (ie key less entry, inside door handle, power locks) while giving difficulties to other part (ie the key)
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Posted on Jan 19, 2011
this is a problem that can appear after your car battery died, cause the car didn't reset propely, so taking the battery out and putting it back in or letting your car die again would do the trick. I tried a lot of reprogramming procedured for my remote key, none of them worked, what did the trick though was simply unlocking the doors via the all door unlock button on the passenger side door, so simple.
Posted on Nov 26, 2012
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