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I have replaced the battery and when I connect it the horn…

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I have replaced the...

I have replaced the battery and when I connect it the horn engages and the ignition doesn't work.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

Its brand new

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your VW?

2013 Beatle Convert

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have replaced the old battery. It was weak.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: VW
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Still waiting.
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VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. connect the battery then hit the lock then unlock on the key fob

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The horn keeps blaring and pressing the key fob does nothing.
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok, then get in the vehicle and lock and unlock the doors manually

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
When the battery is connected the horn blares and the key doesn't work. No ignition lights, no door lock, nothing. Manually doing the door locks didn't work either.
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

did you try pushing the panic button?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Where is that? Are you joking?
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

is there a red button on your fob?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'll hook up the battery and try the red button
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Horn still blares.
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok, well Ill open this up to the others so they can chime in. good luck

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok. Might have to get towed to the dealership ☹️
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thanks for tryin!
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'm waiting for more advice.
VW Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Hello, my name is***** will be helping you out! I have over thirteen year of experience in the automotive world for numerous different makes & models. I enjoy doing what I do, it is my life.

I have an attempt you can make if it does not work I will opt out, do you have an after market alarm?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No. I don't think so. The car has only50,000 miles.
VW Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

Have you attempted battery disconnect touch the two terminals disconnected to battery for 10 seconds, then reconnect the battery?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The red and black cables that you connect to battery ?
VW Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

yes leave them disconnected from the battery and touch them together for 10 seconds.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No luck. The alarm horn still blares when battery is connected.
VW Mechanic: Mike, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok all I have sorry, will opt out good luck!

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thanks for tryin Michael.
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