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1997 Jetta Ignition dinger goes off to remind you keys left

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1997 Jetta
Ignition dinger goes off to remind you keys left in ignition when exiting car. Problem dinger continues when key is in ignition and driving
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

Are you sure it is not your "door ajar" chime? If you turn your dome light to the position where it comes on when the door is open, does it stay on when the door is closed?

The switch for the door on these is a simple push button at the B pillar where the door closes, it is white plastic with a black plunger and has a black rubber cap over it. If the rubber cap wears out or falls off, the door doesn't push the switch in far enough to turn it off.