VW Golf security/central locking overridden by another fob.
I have a vw golf mk4 with and after-sales alarm imob. However, somebody who I work with and who also has a mk golf can open my car with her key fob. Every time she uses her fob to open/close her own car it sets my alarm off and opens my central locking/ Is this a common fault? How can I fix this?
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This worked for me on 2008 Mk5 Golf, after the rear passenger door would not open fro outside or inside.
Hold the inside door latch open and keep it extended, then with the key fob open and close the door locks (still holding the inside latch open). Keep locking and unlocking the door, then it made a kluck and it released.
Besides the cost of the part, they have a flat rate charge per hour. So to have an idea, ask how much time is allotted for this job that VW recognizes it should take to fix it then you multiply the time to the flat rate.
Fuse blown - look for the one with the key symbol it powers windows/locks/interior lights/sunroof operation. Then work out why it blows...could be anything on the circuit so check a lock isn't sticking on/off when operating the central locking.
I had a VW rabbit that developed mad electrical problems. It started when one day the headlights remained on and would not shut off. It turned out that a $2.00 gasket for the antenna wire had failed. This allowed road water from the wheel well to leak onto the fuse box. In time the fuse panel corroded and shorted out. I had to replace the fuse box twice and use rubber epoxy to seal the leak. Check all fuses and electrical wiring for signs of shorts or corrosion.
If im not mistaken,your car should have an alarm reset/override.Below the steering column,on the dash should be a slot where you put your remote transmitter to deactivate the alarm.If that works,you then need to have your remote checked and coded by a vw dealer.Good luck.