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Horn alarm always going off.

This 2001 Beetle loves to sound its horn alarm every so often finally shutting itself off after a while. Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be. A local machanic didn't know what to do. Help.

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  • unknownmailm Jun 29, 2009

    Yes, this is a factory installed horn alarm. It will randomly sound off for about 30 seconds or more and then turn itself off.

    This goes on for several minutes at a time (30-60 minutes) and then suddenly stops altogether. Thanks for your input.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    is this a factory system?

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The horn alarm usually sounds whenever there is an open circuit being sensed in one of the doors, hood or trunk. It then resets itself after a couple short minutes. The toughest contact to check is the one on the front hood latch. I had to replace thie hood latch in my daughter's 1998 Beetle because of a similar problem, and the fact that it was causing a slow drain on her battery. Very tough to diagnose the slow drain, but it worked. Also check to see if your trunk release is operating both from the driver's door and the keyless remote.

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