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When starting the car...trunk opens..when turning off ignition alarm arms and goes off if you don't have the door open...after driving for a time car stalls

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Has the dash been pulled apart? any reason why there would be wires crossed? i have heard of someone having their trunk pop when starting their car, but they put the dash from an mk4 in their mk3, and crossed a couple wires. as far as the stalling, it is most likely because your alarm is going off. your best bet, is to take it to a mechanic, unless you are good with wiring, and either have them rewire the alarm, because somewhere there is a loose connection, and it's tripping itself, or have them snip the alarm all together.

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Sounds like the key code is switched off because you replaced the key fob battery. Try unlocking the car manual with the key in the door lock. Then switch the ignition on to reactive the keyless entry. If this does not work, you might also try pressing the fob unlock button with the key in the door lock until the dash led flashes.

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