beetle bug

Asked by Mar 07, 2016 at 02:21 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How can I bypass factory alarm so my bug will
start?

7 Answers

1,730

Are u good at electrical, if not take to place u trust and have them bypass or u may make a mess of it!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer

I took it to a trustworthy mechanic and he's tried everything he knew to do to bypass the system. I dont have the money right now to take it to volkswagon to reset it. Any ideas of how to reset? It wont start because of this factory alarm system. I've had battery replaced, rewiring, before and this has never happened.

1,730

I know u may not have money but if u don't know alarms, etc can make a mess. How bout car alarm installer. R u really sure its alarm? Could it jus be receiver for the alarm. Do you have 2 keys or only one, could one key b bad? Just throwing ideas at u. Why did alarm become suspect?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I'm not really sure. I dont know anything about cars. I've had different people to "try" and fix it. I took it to the best guy in town (from several different people) he put new battery, rewiring, etc.. I drove it down the road, it drove fine, sounded good, then motor died, I coast to a gas station. I tried starting it, it turned over but wouldnt start. He had it towed back to shop and put it on machines, checked everything, nothing is showing anything wrong except the car anti theft system wont allow it to start. He's tried to bypass but nothing works. It only has one key. The mechanic suggested I take it to reset the factory alarm. He said only the dealership can reset the alarm. He doesnt know what else to do and pretty sure its the alarm. He's been very helpful and trying to continue to figure it out. I dont know if the key is bad and that is something to check. Thank you and any ideas u have, please send my way.

I have put a lot of money already in it to be fixed and I feel like I'm not getting anywhere, its just frustrating.

246,875

That era bettle is know for electrical issue. Sounds like it's time to have the dealership take a crack at it. If they can't figure it out, you might want to trade up to something else.

1,730

Alarm stop it from starting, yes, but driving down road and it turns off? Strange. Why did he 'rewire'? Go to 'autotoys.com' c if that helps. Only suggestions but Maybe have mechanic put bac wires to how they were, than c if the site 'auto toys.com helps u. It explains he they work too. Let us know wat happens!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • beetle bug 7 answers

    How can I bypass factory alarm so my bug will start?

    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What scanner can I use for my bug? 1 answer

    I wonder what brand of obd scanner I can use that's compatible with my New Beetle. I looked at a few, and there's always some negative feedback, and some scanners don't work on just any car. My ...

    2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2005 beetle beetle 2 answers

    Top won't go down on my 2005 beetle

    2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • will beetle seats from a 671/2 car fit my 64????? 1 answer

    i need tp replace a couple of seat frames on my 64 bug. closest ive come sofar is a 67 1/2 beetle will they fit my 64??

    1964 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Did the VW Bug ever have an actual blower for the heater? 4 answers

    I'm looking to get an old VW Bug/Beetle/Super Beetle and I want to know if the VW Bug ever came with an actual heater? Not the heat that comes off the exhaust but an actual heater that blows into the...

    1975 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Beetle

Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?

CarGurus has 9,165 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,760
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,520
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used MINI Cooper
250 Great Deals out of 9,170 listings starting at $1,522
Used Volkswagen Jetta
560 Great Deals out of 43,941 listings starting at $800
Used Jeep Wrangler
269 Great Deals out of 15,828 listings starting at $3,200
Used Honda Civic
824 Great Deals out of 83,796 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Mustang
705 Great Deals out of 44,424 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,034 Great Deals out of 67,109 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Golf
71 Great Deals out of 4,830 listings starting at $1,950
Used Volkswagen Passat
350 Great Deals out of 24,880 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
353 Great Deals out of 31,259 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Corolla
948 Great Deals out of 68,803 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Focus
793 Great Deals out of 54,098 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen GTI
94 Great Deals out of 8,293 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
1,198 Great Deals out of 83,224 listings starting at $750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3,649 listings starting at $16,177
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 517 listings starting at $10,994
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 771 listings starting at $8,500
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 666 listings starting at $7,600
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 700 listings starting at $6,950

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.