Question about 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio
The same happens to my 1998 Cabrio. the secret is that you must have the key inserted the whole time.
1). Move the key as if you are going to start the engine.
2) turn the key back to the off position.
3) without removing the key disconnect the positive terminal
and wait 3 minutes to let the pc reset.
4) reconnect the positve terminal. the pc will recognize the key and the alarm will horn.
now your car is going to be fine!
trust me, It took me time to figure this out.
what I did is disconnect the battery for a few minutes and then make sure when you reconnect the cables do it very smooth first the negative and last the positve.
if the alarm is honking you are fine!
Posted on Oct 23, 2013
Yes their is a factory immobilisor and a dead battery can upset it quite easily ,sorry but as its the antitheft then its a dealer only job
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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