How do I


#1

How do I turn off anti-theft alarm without key fob. Battery is completely dead. When I try to attach leads to battery terminals (new battery), alarm activates (windshield wipers, horn and flashing lights).


#2

Remove the alarm fuse if it’s a factory alarm…


#3

Thank you. Do you know if this will reset the alarm or if the engine will start without the fuse in place?


#4

Interesting first post. What kind of car are you trying to steal?


#5

Unlock the trunk.

What year is it. Is there a little blinking light by the drivers door lock lever

Every time I work on a VW all I can think is ? Crazy Germans.


#6

Yeah, you gotta wonder about people who put the engine in the trunk.


#7

Ha. Funny. There is a blinking light next to the driver’s side door lock (when the battery has juice that is. When I attach a new battery there is such a racket I haven’t noticed whether it is blinking, but it used to back when the car was running.


#8

If only. The car was parked at a friends while I went abroad and he said the alarm was activated (somehow) until the battery died. The fob is useless (worn out? broken? New batteries do nothing). Only want to disable anti-theft until the dealer gets me a new fob. Which apparently will take 4-6 weeks. It is a '98 Jetta, straight.


#9

I have a friend with the same situation. And unlocking the trunk disarmed the security. Really.


#10

That’s more than crazy but if it works I’m not complaining. Thanks.


#11

Unlocking the drivers door does it for most GM products.

BC.