How can you stop your car alarm from going off?

June 8th, 2018 by

How to turn off VW alarm without the remote
You probably know how to get into your car manually, but how do you disable the alarm? When you lock the car doors, the alarm is automatically set as a safety feature against anyone trying to break into your vehicle. Unfortunately, using your manual key can make it seem like you are breaking into your own vehicle. It’s loud and, well, a bit embarrassing. Though VW, like many automakers, doesn’t provide a quick fix to turn off your alarm without the remote, here are some tips that will help until you are able to change out the battery.

How to disable your VW alarm when it’s going offSilver panel with VW car alarm module
Under normal circumstances, you would push the unlock button on your remote and all would be fine with the world. More than likely, you didn’t manually open your doors unless the key fob isn’t working. If the issue is merely that you hit the panic button on accident, you can hit the same button to quickly end things.

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What if you just want to turn the alarm off once in your car? There are a few suggestions. Usually starting your car will cut the alarm. Unlocking and locking your car can also quickly cut the noise. Another common tip is to open your trunk and then start your car with the driver’s door open. You’ll want to remember to shut your trunk before you drive, however.

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If all else fails, you can locate the fuse box and remove the alarm fuse, or even disconnect the vehicle’s battery. It’s not the most convenient method, but let us know what works for you with a comment here at the New Century Volkswagen Blog.

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