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1998 TDI Beetle question

I just bought a 1998 TDI Beetle on friday. It runs great, I drove it around all day then parked it that night and for the first tim I locked the doors. I came out saturday morning unlocked the door then turned the key but it won't start the alarm keeps going off. I've tryed it a bunch of time and I even unhooked the battery. I called the local dealer but the just wanted to tow it in and wouldn't give me any clue on what could be wrong. Any help will be great.


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It's a VW thing try unlocking with the key in the lock (not the remote) the latch has a switch that needs triggered to turn the alarm off.

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Could the latch need clean and some wd-40?


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2003 F-350 XLT Regular Cab Long Box 6.0L 6-speed, tinted windows, push bar, 4inch MBRP exhaust, Edge Juice w/ attatude.
1969 F350 "The Shillelagh" future pulling truck, 428ci, 4-speed, 4:10 gears.
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I'm not totally sure of a fix. Try a vw forum.

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Finally got the VW Dealer to help me out. Turns out you have to unlatch all doors and the trunk. Not sure why it tripped it in the first place but I just won't lock the doors again.


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2003 F-350 XLT Regular Cab Long Box 6.0L 6-speed, tinted windows, push bar, 4inch MBRP exhaust, Edge Juice w/ attatude.
1969 F350 "The Shillelagh" future pulling truck, 428ci, 4-speed, 4:10 gears.
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