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This is a strange occurence that happened for the first time this morning. It has never happened to any other of my VW's, so I thought I'd put it out for some review. When the car is locked the led's where the lock pins should be flash rapidly and then intermittenly as they should. When I unlock the car, the driver's side red LED flashes and stays on...the whole time! It doesn't shut off until I lock the car again from the outside. Has any one else had this happen? Is this some kind of reminder / safety thing, or should I take it in to have it fixed b/c it's broke? Thanks in advance.
 

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That happened to me too, only once though, about 3000 miles ago. I came out in the morning and started the car to let it warm up for 2-3 minutes. The LED had stayed on when I unlocked (remote) the car, and didn't go off even after starting it. It stayed on the entire drive to work (1.5 hours), then finally turned off when I locked the car again after cool-down. It was weird, but I didn't pay any mind to it because the LED couldn't drain the battery, unless it was left on for a couple of months without ever starting the car.
 

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I noticed the same issue and checked it out via internet. This is what I found:

When locking your Mk V, pressing the lock button on the remote twice causes the doors to be locked but does not activate the deadlocks or alarm. This is useful say, if you want to lock someone inside the car. The key indicator on the interior central locking button will glow orange to indicate that the deadlocks are not engaged and the red LED on the driver's door will not flash indicating that the alarm is not engaged.

I think this is a good explanation, give it a try and see!
 

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BQsGTI said:
I noticed the same issue and checked it out via internet. This is what I found:

When locking your Mk V, pressing the lock button on the remote twice causes the doors to be locked but does not activate the deadlocks or alarm. This is useful say, if you want to lock someone inside the car. The key indicator on the interior central locking button will glow orange to indicate that the deadlocks are not engaged and the red LED on the driver's door will not flash indicating that the alarm is not engaged.

I think this is a good explanation, give it a try and see!
I don't see where this has anything to do with what has been posted.
 

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BQsGTI said:
I noticed the same issue and checked it out via internet. This is what I found:

When locking your Mk V, pressing the lock button on the remote twice causes the doors to be locked but does not activate the deadlocks or alarm. This is useful say, if you want to lock someone inside the car. The key indicator on the interior central locking button will glow orange to indicate that the deadlocks are not engaged and the red LED on the driver's door will not flash indicating that the alarm is not engaged.

I think this is a good explanation, give it a try and see!
Maybe move this to "Psssssst.........GTI Secrets?" topic
And are you in the habit of locking people in your car?
 

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Bcruzin said:
And are you in the habit of locking people in your car?
hahah! funny. Yeah, i had read that too. it's called Passive Alarm. I don't think that is what we are experiencing. Bummer to the GTI Guy/Gal who lost there LED in the door. :-[
 

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BQsGTI said:
I noticed the same issue and checked it out via internet. This is what I found:

When locking your Mk V, pressing the lock button on the remote twice causes the doors to be locked but does not activate the deadlocks or alarm. This is useful say, if you want to lock someone inside the car. The key indicator on the interior central locking button will glow orange to indicate that the deadlocks are not engaged and the red LED on the driver's door will not flash indicating that the alarm is not engaged.

I think this is a good explanation, give it a try and see!
I tried this, it didn't work.
 

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Thalo said:
BQsGTI said:
I noticed the same issue and checked it out via internet. This is what I found:

When locking your Mk V, pressing the lock button on the remote twice causes the doors to be locked but does not activate the deadlocks or alarm. This is useful say, if you want to lock someone inside the car. The key indicator on the interior central locking button will glow orange to indicate that the deadlocks are not engaged and the red LED on the driver's door will not flash indicating that the alarm is not engaged.

I think this is a good explanation, give it a try and see!
I tried this, it didn't work.
Didn't work for me either. It just locked it again.
 

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I have the same problem, it's happened three times in the 5 months I've had mine. I asked the dealership to check it out when I went in for the first service, but they couldn't 'replicate the problem' so I didn't find anything out. I was hoping the owners manual would have an explanation, but no dice there either...
 

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i happen to me but in a nother car.....here it is in short form......if the red led stays on that means the car is not armed and will not go off if u open the door....try to lock it and open the door see what happens and well go from there.........
 

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This has happened twice to me in the two months that I have owned the car. The LED stays on while I am driving and goes off when I exit the car and lock it. Barry
 

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my red LED is always on .. then i am driving or when the car is parked

i took it to VW here in London Ontario and they have no clue why, one another guy has the same problem with his GTI so they ordered him some part for the door, i think a latch or something and i think they are going to put that in next week and see if it fixes his problem then they can do the same thing for my GTI

i work for IBM Canada as a system consultant so i got few contacts here in there with few big companies .... i called my friend up at VW in Michigan office ... and he looked it up and i think he even called the head guy at the VW support that the dealers call and they had no clue what would do that
 
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