1999 Volkswagen Cabrio battery and alarm problem

Asked by Jun 02, 2013 at 10:54 AM about the 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2 Dr GL Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1999 Volkswagen Cabriolet is crazy the alarm goes of and I haft to wiggle wires
around battery,.Then I put the key in the door locks several time to make the alarm shut
off the wiggle the battery connection again then the car will go. After the car stops do it all
over again Frustrated in London.

3 Answers

I don't have an answer, but i do feel your pain. My 1999 Cabrio has gone through spells of that sort of craziness also. Good luck.

40

Chech the wires running under the battery tray.I had a similar problem with the alarm on a 95 Golf.It was the battery tray rubbing the insulation off the wires under it an shorting the electrical system activating the alarm.Took almost a year to figure it out.The would sit at the dealer for weeks,then they would call me tell me it was starting now and I could come get it.Sometimes it would work until I got there sometimes for a few days or weeks then back to Dover VW.A mechanic accidentally found the problem changed the wire put a piece of garden hose on the wire to protect it and never had that problem again. Hop this helps. (o\_I_/o)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Could be the micro switch in the door. Common problem.

Your Answer

Cabrio

Looking for a Used Cabrio in your area?

CarGurus has 97 nationwide Cabrio listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Cabrio Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,740
  • #2
    Mike Bonnell
    Reputation
    1,230
  • #3
    Fkpeach
    Reputation
    850
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
196 Great Deals out of 8,615 listings starting at $995
Used Volkswagen Jetta
679 Great Deals out of 37,223 listings starting at $760
Used Volkswagen Passat
484 Great Deals out of 24,619 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen Golf
125 Great Deals out of 4,239 listings starting at $1,800
Used Volkswagen GTI
143 Great Deals out of 7,052 listings starting at $1,700
Used BMW 3 Series
1,092 Great Deals out of 33,855 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
564 Great Deals out of 36,557 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
68 Great Deals out of 4,383 listings starting at $2,995
Used Audi A4
298 Great Deals out of 12,242 listings starting at $1,899
Used Toyota Corolla
902 Great Deals out of 60,293 listings starting at $850
Used Acura TL
131 Great Deals out of 4,321 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
737 Great Deals out of 65,158 listings starting at $1,350

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.