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well a few weeks ago i noticed when i open only my door i get no light on in the dome light?? other doors are fine? so today i almost left my lights on because im not getting an audible sound when i open my door telling me i left my lights on?? are these problems related? and could it be a fuse?
any thoughts would be appreciated, thx ive been having a bad winter
so far 1 had some clown back into my hatch, 2 rubber window seal on outside has cracked again
and now these two problems grrrr
spring cant come soon enough!
 

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Re: Need help with a few things (4DR Turbo)

im thinking they are related, car just doesnt know my door is open?? hmmm
 

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Quote, originally posted by 4DR Turbo »
well a few weeks ago i noticed when i open only my door i get no light on in the dome light?? other doors are fine? so today i almost left my lights on because im not getting an audible sound when i open my door telling me i left my lights on?? are these problems related? and could it be a fuse?
any thoughts would be appreciated, thx ive been having a bad winter
so far 1 had some clown back into my hatch, 2 rubber window seal on outside has cracked again
and now these two problems grrrr
spring cant come soon enough!

They had to replace the locking mechanism in mine when it happened to me. On my car it was the passenger's door. I open that door, no dome light, also after unlocking the car with remote, I opened the passenger door, the alarm would arm itself again after 30 seconds like the door had never been opened. I was out of warranty. Was a $230 repair but since I was a good customer, the dealer (Maxwell Volkswagen Burlington NC) only asked for half the cost.
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Re: Need help with a few things (WaltMan)

hmmm, sounds like my issue exactly, $230 ekk, ill get the dealer to look at it next ser visit
 

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On the flip side... The newer locking mechanism is MUCH quieter than the old one. You can barely hear it lock. I love it ! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Need help with a few things (4DR Turbo)

I did the alarm test to make sure, disarmed my alarm, opened my door, shut it sat inside, and sure enough alarm reset as if i never opened my door, so theres 3 things this effects, 1 no dome light on when i open door, no audible sound when i leave my lights one, and alarm resetting, the leaving your lights on is the killer, i know i would leave em on at some point?, so entire unit to be replaced grrrr ill get the dealer to look at this spring, $$ ah great!
yet again another reason i wish i had the new warranties!
 

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I have felt your pain! I let mine go for a few months before getting it fixed. It wasn't as bad for me since it was the passenger side door.
 

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Re: Need help with a few things (WaltMan)

ya its the drivers side for me! just curious how common a problem this is for the MKIV's??, wish it were a recall
anyone else experience this, drivers or pass doors?
 
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