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Jetta alarm my 1997 jetta trek the security system started acting up today when I unlocked the car using the key in the door,I got in put key in the ignition turned it to on position and then head the locking beep which then all my windows rolled down and alarm sounded about 5 mins till I just disconnected the battery and tried all the reset tips I've found on the internet and still nothing I checked all the fuses and they are all ok what could be the problem?

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There are a few possible problems which may cause this. A bad wiring in one of the components that are part of the alarm system. (door locks, hood, trunk, radio and ignition).
Try checking the main wiring harness to each door, they are protected by a rubber boot that is in the vehicle body along the door frame close to door hinges. Common for wires breaking and causing this. A defective radio may cause this problem also,. Another is the hood / trunk switches or wiring.

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SOURCE: 1997 Jetta GL Alarm

First to turn off the alarm you simply put the key into the drivers door and turn it to unlock the door twice, this is the factory setting to turn off activated Volkswagen alarm. As for the power locks they are air activated, in the trunk near the latch there should be a small electric motor that drives a small air pump with air lines running to all your locks. If this electric motor as worn out your locks will not operate, simple fix replace the motor. I'd try a used one first from a scrap yard to make sure but always check to see if there is power to the motor (you will need another person with a test light to perform this job). Let me know if this works. Vdubs 4-ever !

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 volkswagen passat car alarm factory installed system

Do you have a key fob? Unlock the car with that and you should be OK. My sons Elantra is the same way, you can only get in with the fob. I guess the car thinks it's being stolen otherwise. If you don't have a fob, I'm no help

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: VW Jetta alarm malfunction

Go to your local junk or scrapyard and pull them yourself. The dealer charges an average of 90-100 dollars an hour. So a lot of the money they quoted you for was probably for labor

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Alarm won't stop going off and car won't start

YOU MIGHT NEED TO BY PASS THE SYSTEM IF YOU DONT WANT TO MESS WITH IT OR TRY TO ALL THE SENSORS ON THE DOORS MAYTHEYRE NOT WORKING SOMETIMES THE RUBBER SEALS BRAKE AND THEN WATER MAY GET INTO THEM

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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put key in door lock,unlock/hold key over windows will go down....then lock/hold key over,windows will go up,press and hold unlock button on remote for 30 secs,you have just reset the alarm/immobiliser.

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

Testimonial: "Also found out that locking and unlocking the trunk will reset the alarm function. Thank you."

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