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Three beep alarm means what?

I have a 1998 VW beetle. Lately I have receiving a three beep alarm. The sound is similar to when the gas tank nears empty - but it beeps three times. What is the car trying to warn me about? Thanks

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  • Bryan striff May 11, 2010

    Hello I Need To Know If You See A Red Light Flash As Well

  • Bryan Keith May 20, 2013

    nope no lights flashing everything is good i just need to find the speaker so i can disconnect it



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What lights are on on the dash, I'd check your fluids (coolant especially) .

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Fuel pump pressure

The fuel Pressure for your Beetle. with 2.0 L.
Is 36 Psi. engine idling.
43 to 55 engine off.

If you Spray fuel in the throttly. and keep running.
But if Only start and die.
Check the factory alarm.
Check if you have the right KEY.
The KEY on this car use a CHP inside. to prevent the car to be start with out the right key.
If the key is BLACK and look like use chip.
Check the Red LIGHT on the driver door or cluster , if the light is Flashing the SYSTEM is activated try to desactivate with the KEY on the DRIVER door lock Cylinder. if the light goes off
Try to start the car.
If your car is not equipated with CHIP. see if the light is ON or OFF.

Ok. I hope this help to diagnostic your car.....

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