i had to remove the passenger side door panel to inspect a stuck window. but after bolting it back together the car wont lock or unlock, all windows are inoperative and the car wont turn over. im lost

Asked by Jul 23, 2016 at 11:51 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers

25,805

You may have activated your anti-theft security.

i think maybe i have, but how do i get my car cranking again? i am totally lost as to what to do. when i use my master key to try and lock the doors, they immediately unlock when i remove the key. does that help narrow it down?

25,805

You have the original master key?

yes. i bought the car used. i have only the one key. been driving the car 3 years. what could i have done to cause such a problem? i only opened the passenger side door panel to check a stuck window. this is crazy!

25,805

Do you have a car/key symbol in the dash? That's the anti-theft activated. Also the doors/windows/locks are controlled by the CCM, comfort control module, that may need to be reactivated since you may have inadvertently disconnected one of the doors, from the manual; "When it loses communication, [...] will prevent all the other computers from interacting..." Check fuse #14 as that governs the CCM. If it's good and all wiring harnesses are connected, then reset the CCM. Here is a good link in that regard: https://natnkat.wordpress.com/writing/how-to-repair-the-comfort-control-module-ccm-for-the-volkswagen-passat/

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

yes. i bought the car used. i have only the one key. been driving the car 3 years. what could i have done to cause such a problem? i only opened the passenger side door panel to check a stuck window. this is crazy!

fuse 14 did the trick! thank you Mark, you are good people. now to actually fix this window. thanks a million.

my bad, the credit goes to ken f. thanks a million

Your Answer

Passat

Looking for a Used Passat in your area?

CarGurus has 23,406 nationwide Passat listings starting at $999.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Passat Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,310
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,240
  • #3
    Chrisand Edwards
    Reputation
    1,160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
562 Great Deals out of 42,015 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,046 Great Deals out of 63,026 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,098 Great Deals out of 72,559 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
296 Great Deals out of 10,813 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,048 Great Deals out of 31,680 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
844 Great Deals out of 78,708 listings starting at $888
Used Nissan Altima
1,120 Great Deals out of 74,981 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Sonata
746 Great Deals out of 47,933 listings starting at $199
Used Volkswagen Golf
85 Great Deals out of 5,258 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen GTI
116 Great Deals out of 8,669 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mazda MAZDA6
178 Great Deals out of 13,246 listings starting at $1,395
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 23,728 listings starting at $1,550

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 12,857 listings starting at $14,140
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
60 Great Deals out of 1,569 listings starting at $10,992
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
100 Great Deals out of 2,659 listings starting at $6,999
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,713 listings starting at $6,495
2013 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,434 listings starting at $5,991

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.