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How to reset the alarm on my beetle

After the battery was changed the alarm and locks will not work

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SOURCE: I have an 1999 vw beetle and we had to change the

lock the car and hold key over for 30 secs then press/hold unlock button on remote for 30 secs,this should reset your keyless entry/alarm/central locking.

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I have a 1998 beetle. The locking mechanism on the driver's side quit working a while ago and I have been locking/unlocking the driver's door from the insideafter entering from the passenger side. It has...

Sounds like bad door latches. You may also need a drivers door lock cylinder.
You should be able to start the car by opening the trunk first. That should disable the alarm, disconnecting the battery will not help.

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I have an 1999 vw beetle and we had to change the battery and the keyless enter doesnt work and now the alarm system has been reset and we cant start the car it there anything we can do

lock the car and hold key over for 30 secs then press/hold unlock button on remote for 30 secs,this should reset your keyless entry/alarm/central locking.

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2000 volkswagon beetle open drivers door dome light does not come on put key in ignition and alarm goes off do the same on passenger side and everything works correctly any idea what to look for thanks...

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Jan 18, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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My husband changed the battery to my car and now my alarm doesn't work any idea how to reset it so it could lock and unlock on the alarm.

you can try this solution...

turn on and off your ignition switch with out starting it..and leave it on on the fifth time then press your lock button of your alarm.

if it makes a sound, it would work but if not, then that is not the reset procedure.
it works in some alarm models...

another thought would be sometimes power wires from the battery could have overlooked and left not connected to the battery specially after a battery change.

it happened to me a lot. after changing a battery, i would overlooked one wire and something would no longer work.

try both solutions and hopefully one would work.

tnx 4 using fixya,


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