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Post by padroB5 » Aug Mon 03, 2009 10:11 pm

this is my first passat an im stilll learing somethings i have had a 69 bug. i think i made a big jump lol. but on a nother note. Friday after work i turned the key an then press the clutch an no start i figure it was the cluthc saftey switch. i tryed to by pass it with out no luck. im got a new switch coming VW right now but is there any fuses or realys underneath the dash that i need to know about? or anything that might help?

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Re: starting problem

Post by Mikewire » Aug Mon 03, 2009 10:48 pm

Welcome!

What year Passat, and did it crank over when you turn the key to start, or did you get nothing? I'm assuming your battery is good - all the accessories work, like radio, interior lights etc?

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Re: starting problem

Post by Roadhog » Aug Tue 04, 2009 12:07 am

ignition switch?

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Re: starting problem

Post by MT-Getto » Aug Tue 04, 2009 8:51 am

Easiest thing to do is but a start button on the dash running to a relay that goes to the solenoid on the starter :beer: It also acts as an anti-theft device :laughing:
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Re: starting problem

Post by Rennwagen1 » Aug Tue 04, 2009 8:54 am

that will only work on cars WITHOUT factory anti-theft security. Anything newer than say 92, won't work with that. Your best bet is to find out what the real problem is, and correct it, not add more of them on..... :unibrow:
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Re: starting problem

Post by MT-Getto » Aug Tue 04, 2009 8:56 am

Works on my 98. The anti-theft module only interrupts the connection to the solenoid. Ignition switch fails frequently on some of the older water cooled VW's
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Re: starting problem

Post by Mikewire » Aug Tue 04, 2009 9:04 am

No IMMO on 98 IIRC.

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Re: starting problem

Post by padroB5 » Aug Wed 05, 2009 11:38 am

i have a 2000 VW passat 2.8 ATQ motor with a 5 speed trans. yes everythign truns on like light radio etc. on fri it ran fine until i got off work at honda. then went to turn it over an turn the key to the start position with clutch in an then no start. today i just got the started imobise switch in frm one of our other company stores we have thats a VW store. so thats going in after i get off work an i crosss my fingers then. but what do you guys think on this.?.
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Re: starting problem

Post by Mikewire » Aug Wed 05, 2009 11:46 am

I think it a good place to start. Maybe test continuity on the suspected bad switch?

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Re: starting problem

Post by padroB5 » Aug Wed 05, 2009 12:05 pm

also a slight up date it is a wagon to let you know if that would make any diffreane. i think i made a big just in year between my old an new VW lol
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