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2002 volkswagen golf theft anti



a friend bought a used 1994 VW Golf (cheap). It's in decent shape, but it's got 200,000 miles on it. supposedly, there is something wrong with the anti-theft/immobilizer.

He was told to never lock the car and he wouldn't have any problems, but of course, the car got locked, the horn went off and now it's immobilized.

Does anyone know how to reset the damn thing, or how to completely shut the anti-theft off forever?

As suggested they need to try the passenger side and trunk key locks, although the trunk lock may not have any effect on the system. The lock cylinder being gone on the drivers side is what is causing the problem. The system is connected to the lock cynlinders. Had a 94 Jetta that had a quirky lock cylinder on the drivers door that gave us some excitement from time to time. When it would not turn off we would have to walk around and unlock the doors from the passenger side to be able to start the car.

How did they manage to lock the doors if the drivers side cylinder is gone? Those cars can not be locked if the drivers door is opened unless they have a power lock button inside.

How did they manage to lock the doors if the drivers side cylinder is gone? Those cars can not be locked if the drivers door is opened unless they have a power lock button inside.

She locked the driver's side door by pushing the "old style" lock button on the on the upper edge of the door panel (next to the window glass). the little led light is flashing.

There's an old saying that goes along with all of this. you get what you pay for.

There's an old saying that goes along with all of this. you get what you pay for.

Well, perhaps. he bought it from the original owner, a long time friend (who finally bought a new car). and it had always been reliable enough for her.

She warned against locking the car, and did not remember the procedure on how to reset the system.

Re: [Help] 94 VW Golf anti-theft/immobilizer issues

I would still try the passenger door and if that doesn't work try disconnecting th battery and hook it back up. If that doesn't work try disconnecting the battery, turn the ignition to the RUN position and then hook the battery back up.

Don't recall exactly what he did, it involved some sequence of locking/unlocking the 2 doors.

Lets hope he remembers the sequence for the next time.