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    1. Semi-n00b euradub's Avatar
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      05-02-2010 03:15 PM #1
      We have a '99 Beetle. This past week it's been randomly going off when you put the key in the ignition and try to turn it on. It will do this several times, and then later that day it will work again. As far as I know, it will always do this with the spare key... Could this be a problem with the ignition switch?



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      05-03-2010 10:02 PM #2
      sounds like ignition switch, they are pretty cheap so give it a shot and replace it and see what happens.

      also try and see if you can get someone with a vagcom and scan it see what codes its throwing before you start repalcing stuff

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      05-04-2010 12:12 PM #3
      I'll see if I can find someone, thanks! And I'll look into a new ignition switch. Is there any way to test it first to make sure that's the problem though?

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      05-06-2010 09:50 PM #4
      thats why i said get someone with a vagcom and see what codes its throwing. Then we might be able to help you out more

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      05-12-2010 02:10 PM #5
      how long do you sit in the car before you try to crank it... mine started doing this lately and im set on the microswitch in the door... because when i unlock it, it doesnt know the door was opened... so the alarm tries to lock the car back, then the alarm goes off when i crank it. :dunno:

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      05-12-2010 03:08 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by smartchick2009 View Post
      how long do you sit in the car before you try to crank it... mine started doing this lately and im set on the microswitch in the door... because when i unlock it, it doesnt know the door was opened... so the alarm tries to lock the car back, then the alarm goes off when i crank it. :dunno:
      I'm having the same problem. Locked my fn keys in my car the other day because of it. Anyone know a fix?

    7. 05-12-2010 03:47 PM #7
      i'm guessing door switch too.

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