Hello ..my central locking has just stopped working , the little light that usaully flashes on the drivers side has stopped flashing ???the car starts ok and the battery is fine ..any help would be great thanks ..its a 99 1.4 golf by the way
Can you operate the central locking once inside the car? Does your interior light come on when you open the drivers side door? If those are both the case, then you may have a bad door microswitch. If your car can't detect your drivers side door being closed, the central locking will not operate from the keyfob. If the microswitch is bad, you may need to take it to a garage to have it serviced as the procedure is complicated. See this website for details: http://dubdiy.net/interior/mm.html
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use the car key itself from outside the vehicle with everything closed: use key in drivers door outside door lock and manually lock and unlock the door. check if fixed, may have to do a few times. i do believe the vehicle is in theft mode.
Central locking works by way of little electric motors that engages and disengages the door lock. The drivers door has an additional set of contacts in the actuator which signal the controller when it changes position. The controller activates the servo motors when a signal is received from the receiver or from the drivers door servo motor. So in your case I suspect the motor part of the drivers door actuator is done for. To replace you will have to remove the inner driver's door panel to get at the actuator. The actuator itself cannot be repaired and needs to be replaced as a unit.
a few ideas either the wires between the door and the frame (in the rubber boot) have become worn causing a break in the line or the switch is bad the batteries need replacing in the remote or the linkage has come undone possibly the fuse is blown these are a few areas in which to address the issue with 1st
Any chance the batteries are dead in both of them? There's a little light on your key fob. Try locking/unlocking and watch the light (it's red) if it's dim or not lighting up then your battery (inside your key fob) is dead. They take CR2032 watch batteries.
do the doors lock and unlock correctly? if yes could be just a bad led bulb. if alarm doesn't work now have the aftermarket radio removed and disconnected. the computer on car monitors the radio so when an aftermarket unit is installed it will mess with the stock computer. VW makes us disconnect aftermarket radios before we are allowed to hook up diagnostic computer because of the problems that occur