Door lock tumblers / Alarm

Asked by Jun 06, 2012 at 01:36 AM about the 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My daughter has a 1999 Cabrio that had an issue with the drivers side door lock from the beginning. It
was no big deal because she would unlock the car from the passenger side on the rare occasions she
locked it all. Tonight she went to unlock the passenger side and that whole mechanism came out
attached to her key. Now when she opens the door the alarm goes off. When she puts the key in the
ignition it won't turn over. Obviously the security system / anti-theft is engaged. How can we get it to
where the car can start so that it can be moved from the place it's at and brought home? Or can we?

3 Answers

285

Hi. best solution would be to bypass the immobiliser. replacing the system will be expensive. There will be maybe 4 wires that will need to be by-passed from the imobiliser. I guess there is just a factory fitted system on the car? or is it aftermarket?

Factory - the down side is it's sitting in a location that is notorious for towing / ticketing vehicles and we are trying to avoid it being towed - either voluntarily or other.

285

Does your alarm just have a fob or does it have seperate immobiliser key?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Cabrio

Looking for a Used Cabrio in your area?

CarGurus has 98 nationwide Cabrio listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Cabrio Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,770
  • #2
    Mike Bonnell
    Reputation
    1,230
  • #3
    Fkpeach
    Reputation
    850
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
226 Great Deals out of 8,915 listings starting at $1,295
Used Volkswagen Golf
136 Great Deals out of 4,389 listings starting at $1,800
Used Volkswagen Jetta
716 Great Deals out of 40,900 listings starting at $760
Used Volkswagen Passat
517 Great Deals out of 27,128 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen GTI
137 Great Deals out of 7,172 listings starting at $1,700
Used Acura TL
131 Great Deals out of 4,296 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,153 Great Deals out of 37,171 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
605 Great Deals out of 38,978 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
68 Great Deals out of 4,436 listings starting at $2,995
Used Audi A4
324 Great Deals out of 13,201 listings starting at $1,899
Used Toyota Corolla
967 Great Deals out of 65,147 listings starting at $850
Used Jeep Wrangler
459 Great Deals out of 20,133 listings starting at $3,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.