Put new battery in VW Golf and now it won't start. Help!
December 13, 2011 7:09 AM Subscribe
Battery died in a Volkswagen Golf. New battery connected and now whenever the car door is opened the alarm goes off, which came as a shock because we didn't know the car had an alarm! Disconnecting a thin blue wire on the negative battery terminal disables the alarm but the car won't start -- dash lights come on, radio plays fine, but the engine doesn't even make a sound. Just dead. Presumably an immobiliser. Help!
posted by humblepigeon to Travel & Transportation around United Kingdom (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The car is used and we have no manuals or documentation. It looks like its an original key, however.