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1997 Volkswagen Jetta Question: The horn goes off by itself. The car won't start, but all electric works.

 

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illwill22, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Newport News, VA, October 20, 2009, 14:20
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The '97 has a factory security system that goes off by itself. Unlocking the car by key shuts it off. Futhermore, the car has stopped cranking up. All electric still works fine. It has a new starter and battery.The starter won't even tick when the key is turned. What else could cause the car not to crank?

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    lawrenceg October 20, 2009, 15:17
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    This looks to be related to the security system. I would take it to a repair shop that specializes in VW and have them check the diagnostic trouble codes for the entire vehicle and diagnose accordingly.

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