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Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, GTI: 1993-1999, Cabrio 1995-2002 (A3) Is it possible to unplug/disconnect factory alarm


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Last Post: Dec 13, 2013 2:23 PM Last Post By: GinnerSix
GinnerSix

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Is it possible to unplug/disconnect factory alarm
Posted: Dec 12, 2013 11:49 AM
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My alarm will not deactivate when I unlock my door. So opening the door sets off the alarm and the car wonít start because itís in security lock out. It is the factory alarm. Is it possible to completely disable the alarm system for good? My small time mechanic was skeptical about doing this with a VW because the european alarms are stubborn and problematic when it comes to circumvention. They recommend the dealership, but Iím curious if you really can just simply unplug the alarm system and if anyone has done this? Would like to avoid the dealership. If this is impossible, would just like to be as informed as possible.

I have a 1996 Jetta. original owner. Never had a wireless lock/alarm option. Always old fashioned key. Has a history of electrical issues.

Edited by: GinnerSix on Dec 12, 2013 11:52 AM
FKH161

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Re: Is it possible to unplug/disconnect factory alarm
Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:17 PM   in response to: GinnerSix in response to: GinnerSix
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For testing purposes, reach up behind the dash... the alarm module is next to the headlight switch.

Disconnect both harness plugs from the module. Bridge the 2 thick red wires (on one of the harness plus) so that you get starter operation when the key is turned.
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Re: Is it possible to unplug/disconnect factory alarm
Posted: Dec 13, 2013 2:23 PM   in response to: FKH161 in response to: FKH161
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Thanks! This matches a few descriptions I've been able to dig up online. Helpful to know, and especially empowering when talking to the dealership. They said it was $300 to do this!

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