disconnect an alarm on a 98 cabrio

Asked by Jun 14, 2007 at 04:45 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Every time i try to start my 98 vw cabrio the alarm sounds.  How do i disconnect it?

8 Answers

22,310

Hi geri! The alarm in your car is designed not to be easily disconnected. It is rooted in several systems to be effective as a theft deterrent. You will need to enlist the help of a dealer to do it without disabling your car. Good luck!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Thanks Lou for your quick response! geri

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
405

to disable the alarm, get outside the car, put your key in the door, and turn counter clockwise. it should then shut off

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
120

GO TO http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed/campingart/jettatech/index.htm then look under "alarm help" This dan guy is a VW GURU took me 15 minutes and have not been sorry to remove alarm forever. cool part is alarm light still blinks and windows still work from key.

10 of 10 people found this helpful.

"to disable the alarm, get outside the car, put your key in the door, and turn counter clockwise. it should then shut off " Very good tip...Worked perfectly!!! Thanks for saving me from my wife's panicking!!!!

140

My 98 cabrio won't start :(... turn key and lights come on, but wont start.. new starter 250.00 bucks, still " nothing" sucks guess ill junk it

14 of 14 people found this helpful.

I bought a 95 vw cabrio,the guy lost the keys to the car and decided to take the plug from the switch and cross jump it,aftrr i purchasrd the car i wanted to fix a skip i the engine and place plug back and crank it with screwdriver. I replaced the ignition because it was turning over,but no fire. I figure i nerd to disable the alarm better then turning key backwards. Is it switch,security system,or tje new coil is deffictive?

Tony id bet it's your ignition coil. Super easy and inexpensive fix. Remember Jettas, Cabrios and i beleive gti's have interchangable parts. I have a 97 Cabrio Convertible and the same thing happened. I got a used Jetta ignition coil at a used auto parts store for $24 and it took barely 10 minutes to swap out and car started right up and has ran since perfectly... This was almost a year ago. Best of luck but worth a shot!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • how do you disconnect the alarm 1 answer

    I do not have the remote for the vehicle and the key won't turn anymore to unlock the vehicle- there is no resistence in the door anymore so the car is stuck in the lock/ alarm mode. every time you o...

    2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Alarm 1 answer

    My 98 Cairo alarm beeps constantly 3 x every random min

    1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1999 vw cabrio 2 answers

    cant shut off the alarm. Anyone know how to remove the system or disconnect it.

    1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have only had my 98 vw cabrio 3 mths, and recently something is draining my battery over night. We have checked everything 7 answers

    Everything was fine for 6 weeks, when i bought the car the fuse panel was almost empty i put fuses in "guessing at the time what the amp would be" but nothing blew and off i went. However i did hav...

    1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to disable the alarm on a 2001 Cabrio 2 answers

    How do you disable the alarm on a 2001 Cabrio. As soon as you shut the door the alarm arms itself. It will continue to honk, as though you are arming it, as you drive down the road every minute or s...

    Volkswagen Cabrio

    -

    General

Cabrio

Looking for a Used Cabrio in your area?

CarGurus has 96 nationwide Cabrio listings starting at $2,450.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

Volkswagen Cabrio Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,210
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 1,230
#3 Fkpeach
Fkpeach
Reputation 820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
167 Great Deals out of 9,557 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Golf
60 Great Deals out of 2,881 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
973 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Jetta
446 Great Deals out of 40,941 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen GTI
70 Great Deals out of 6,965 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Wrangler
277 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Volkswagen Passat
262 Great Deals out of 24,442 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used BMW 5 Series
460 Great Deals out of 15,985 listings starting at $1,700
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
52 Great Deals out of 4,229 listings starting at $1,995
Used Audi A4
227 Great Deals out of 10,877 listings starting at $1,899

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.