Question about 2000 Volkswagen Golf
You should still be able to use the keys to open the car. if you use a remote fob regularly then it is possible that the locks have seized up due to lack of use. spray the locks with a penetrating lubricant spray and leave them for a while before trying the keys again. you may have to do this quite a few times to free the locks. once free, the locks should be sprayed and opened and closed using the key at least every month to prevent them sticking again.
there is a way to get power to the car to use the remote fob on the central locking.
using jump leads or a battery booster pack, you have to go underneath the car and connect the +ve (red) jump lead to the thick wire (10mm approx) coming from the started solenoid to the battery. do this BEFORE connecting the -ve (black) lead to a good earth point under the car.
as the thick wire from the starter solenoid goes directly to the battery, the effect will be the same as connecting jump leads to the battery itself. this should give you enough power to operate the key fob and open the doors.
try this and contact us again if there are any further problems arising from the dead battery.
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
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