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VW 2000 New Beetle door sensor/car alarm goes off when doors open.

I have a VW 2000 New Beetle and when I unlock the car with the remote and open the drivers side door after about 30 seconds the car alarm goes off. It's like the sensor doesn't realize that the door is open. Any thoughts? Oh, if I open the door and unlock the car with the button on the door this doesn't happen.

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I left my driver side door open and my car lost power I got a jump from a friend drove around the block then turn the car off tried to turn it back on and it did not start 2000 vw passat

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I left my driver side door open and my car lost power I got a jump from a friend drove around the block then turn the car off tried to turn it back on and it did not start 2000 vw passat v6

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I found a thread - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1542461 that details the repair of the soldering on the key lock door module. Our 2000 new beetle had the same issue. Also sometimes it refused to start. Soldering pins fixed it all.

Also see http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1015107 for releasing window from track, And door handle from inner panel.

I ripped the door apart and re-solderd the pins. I only had one pin with cracked solder but two others looked thin so I did them while I was in there. It's about a four or five hour project if you have all the tools. (8mm triple square also called an 8mm internal was the hardest to find - Also needed Torx T8 T10 T15 and T30 plus Philips Screw Driver. )
Project is difficult but not too bad for the mechanically inclined. A 7 on a scale of 10.
Since re-soldering pins - no more issues! My guess is that a VW dealer would get $200 for a new moduel plus 5 hours of service time for this gig - easily a $500 to $1000 bill. My cost - several new tools - about $25.00.

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