Question about 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
Posted by Anonymous on
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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
SOURCE: Was washing and waxing 1997
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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