1990 GLI alarm system

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1990 GLI alarm system

Post by idubse7en » May Fri 16, 2014 6:36 pm

Just picked up a mark II Jetta. I was able to jump from the battery to the starter and it fired up. However, when I use the key or try to jump the ignition, nothing.

I am wondering if the alarm system is armed or something like that. I have the auto un-lock key and can arm and disarm the system, but the ignition key doesn't engage the starter like it should. I looked at wires, grounds, etc.

What should I look at?

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Re: 1990 GLI alarm system

Post by Mikewire » May Sat 17, 2014 9:48 am

Under the dash for the module? I'd rip the junk out. Do you want to keep it?

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Re: 1990 GLI alarm system

Post by idubse7en » May Sat 17, 2014 10:58 am

I'd like to keep the alarm system if it's not too much trouble. The auto door locks are nice and I like being able to use the remote, it makes the car special :)

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Re: 1990 GLI alarm system

Post by idubse7en » May Sat 17, 2014 6:57 pm

I am not a fan of relays or fuse blocks, they are too damn much. The problem I'm having with the car is not the security system. I pulled the starter relay and jumped the terminals and it will start with the key.

Any ideas about why it won't start with the relay in place?

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Re: 1990 GLI alarm system

Post by itskmill06 » May Sat 17, 2014 9:35 pm

Ignition switch?

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Re: 1990 GLI alarm system

Post by idubse7en » May Sun 18, 2014 8:21 am

Switch is okay since it will start with the key. I was thinking its a bad starter relay

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Re: 1990 GLI alarm system

Post by MT-Getto » May Mon 19, 2014 6:51 am

You identify the alarm module and find a manual? How about a Bentley?
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Re: 1990 GLI alarm system

Post by idubse7en » May Wed 21, 2014 7:18 pm

This is the circuit, the load relay. The ignition wire comes into the relay and out to the starter. I can jump the relay circuit with a wire, but, with the actual relay it will not start.


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Re: 1990 GLI alarm system

Post by MT-Getto » May Fri 23, 2014 5:34 pm

You have a seatbelt switch on the starter? Mine required the shoulder belt connected to start the car
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Re: 1990 GLI alarm system

Post by idubse7en » May Mon 26, 2014 8:09 pm

Ah yes, the shoulder belt., what a fantastic safety feature… Damn.

Well thanks Getto saved me from wasting any more time looking through wires.

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