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Malfunctioning car alarm

Since my daughters car stereo was stolen the alarm will go off randomly while the is driving. She has to get out and disarm by locking and relocking her door, I took the battery cable off then put them back on to reboot the system and it helped for a couple of months. Now the problem is back and rebooting does not seem to help and when she drives the alarm goes off every minute or so, so driving is now impossible. How can we turn off the alarm permanately

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  • tenahansen11 Aug 20, 2008

    Alarm goes off randomly will not turn off. no matter what you do

  • ramiro1405 Oct 20, 2008

    well i cant find the the cable n no matter wat i do alrm keeps goin on doesnt stop i have to take the battery cable off but i dont know how to take it off

  • fmdb_hare Apr 21, 2009

    Similar problem with my 95 Jetta. When the wx is cool and rainy, the alarm comes to life and the only way I can start the car is with the door open.

    I looked for the alarm sensor under the hood. I assume it is the one that looks like a rubber devo hat on the front right side of the coolant bowl. I disconnected the coupling to that but it did not seem to have any effect on the door alarm. I think I disconnected the trunk one long ago because that was setting off the alarm while I was driving. No luck finding worn wires in the door for the alarm, but I found the ones for the speakers that were worn. I need to learn how to remove the alarm PERMANENTLY. Thank you!



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Check the alarm sensor under the hood, it kinda looks like a mushroom and its near the engine coolant bowl. Disconnect it. Check the one in the trunk AFTER the one under the hood. It's under the tapestry in the trunk door. Remove the 12 or so black pins retaining the cover . The connector is white if i remember or it has a white wire. Disconnect that too. If that doesnt help, answer me and ill tell u how to remove the alarm permenantly. Might also wanna check the wires in the doors, they are in a rubber tube in each door near the hinges. Volkswagens all have the problem of broken qwires in the doors. Fix and tape em if necessary, but start with the one under the hood. good luck.

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