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Alarm troubles yet again, i must say when i first come on and seen how many posts htere has been regarding this issue i was worried now im even more worried,

It started with teh usual issue lock the car Alarm goes off, so i thought might have been battery got battery tested, it was due for replacmenet so got it replaced and now same trouble so i have to remove fuse 14 for cent locking and alarm and electric windows etc, cant find any damp carpet in either footwell or in the rear is there anyway i can check under the bonnet myself where the alrm loom should be or is this gonna cost me, even though i previously had work done on car from VW specialist not a main stealer, Cambelt, full service, filters changed wheel bearings etc, cost about 1k, car is an 51plate 2002 1.8T 20v should this still be under warranty and what are my options.

Im a newcomer to VW's so dont scare me off

Thanks

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Hi there - welcome aboard.

I've been through the damp carpets stuff and had all the affected wiring replaced. Despite several months of problem-free passating my alarm now goes off whenever I use the remote. The remote rarely unlocks or locks the door - its sole function now is to set off the alarm. Even better, if anyone nearby opens their VW or Seat then my Passat's alarm will go off!!!

Is any of this familiar to you?

My current theory is that it is unrelated to the previous water ingress. Instead I suspect that some crap solder joints have broken inside the driver's door. Details on the fix are on this web-site:

http://www.taligentx.com/passat/maintenance/doorlockmechanism/

Haven't had the time to try the fix yet, but I'm reluctant to go to the dealers.

I think your warranty will be finished now - unless you took out an extended warranty. Probably a very good idea with a Passat.

Andrew

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Hi Mcnalu

Yeah all the fob does now is set the alarm off, i just spoke to the guy who last done the work and he reckons about £100 for the lock replacment on drivers side,

I think this is the issue as sometimes when getinng in the car the dash reports driver door is still open when it isnt.

THx for the link i have been looking at the fix but i dont think i will be trying it i dont have the time and need the motor for company business, but alas im not that impressed with VW's atm, i think i might get the issue fixed and then sell the car.

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I had a problem with the alarm going off all the time for no reason. In the end one night I called the AA out as it was going off all the time. He checked it out and said have you had the windscreen changed at any time, which I had some many months before. He said it could be a problem with water in an alarm connector.

So he took the fuse out of the alarm to discommect the alarm and it went to the dealers in the morning. They did in fact find a corroded plug and socket in the passage side below the windscreen. But at no time did the car leak water into the footwell, but it did leak water enought to corrode the plug/socket.

Might be worth a good look?

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Either way there is a known fault with factory alarms across VW (i think more common in Passats, dont quote me tho), and they know about it too...I had this problem with my Passat and got it done for free cos i made such a noise in the dealership! make a fuss and agrue for a good will gesture.

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I think this is the issue as sometimes when getinng in the car the dash reports driver door is still open when it isnt.

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start there then.... that will cause the alarm to go off! it thinks the door is opened and so is sounding the alarm to alert you to close the door. A sympton of being too clever.

is it a lock that controls the warning symbol? i would have assumed it to be a simple door switch or something. cost a good bit less than £100.

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