Question about 1994 Volkswagen Jetta
Battery is good. When ignition is turned on, the odometer screen in the dash gives the reading IN 02, and when you turn the key to start the car, nothing happens. No clicks. All electronics seem to work fine when the ignition is turned on.
I had the same problem with my 94 jetta, I would also have the alarm turn on as I connected the battery, if you lower the fuse box being careful not to disconnect anything, there is a box to the upper driver-side aria(that is if you are laying on your back looking up under the dash) this is the alarm control unit, there should be a white label on the wires indicating so (think it says alarm in German) theres a 6 pin(wire) connector and a 10 pin. unplug both connectors and look at the 6 pin connector. There is numbers where the wires are located on the connector, if you take a piece of wire and "bridge" wires 5 and 6 (The largest wires on the connector, red/red w/black stripe) your starter should work, any problem with the alarm system can cause the starter to be disabled. after bridging the wires or simply connecting them do not plug anything back into the alarm box, after this you standard vehicle alarm will be disabled permanently, but you will be able to start your car. If this dose not fix the problem you may have a defective starter, hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
IN 02 is to indicate its time for a service, its set to mileage interval. If you cant start the car you can try disconnecting the battery for an hour or so. If not it might be a simple as a corroded wire.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
Don't know what the code means, but ...
> All electronics seem to work fine when the ignition is turned on.
Have you tried having anything (lights for example) on while you were starting? A pretty limp battery will still handle headlights since they draw ~ 8 amps whereas the starter pulls 100-200 amps and will drag a weak battery down real fast.
Some cars will turn off radio, etc. while starting but the lights should stay on, so I would turn them on, then try starting. If the lights drop a noticeable amount under that condition, then either the battery is weak or the ground cable from it is cruddy at the battery or chassis end. If the lights do not drop at all when trying to start, then the positive cable that goes to the starter (or starter solenoid) is not contacting at the starter. Most cars use a separate cable stretch for the starter and a different one for all else so it is possible to have everything except the starter working fine but no starter action.
While you are poking around and scratching your head, always(!) disconnect the battery to ground cable first(!) That way if you slip while removing the positive cable and get a wrench between that and any ground point, it won't blow your wrench away.
If you have cleaned everything and it still won't crank, then either the solenoid is contacting any more or the starter brushes are too worn to reach the commutator.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
I have this same alarm IN02 on my VW GOLF 1995. it is still starting and everything is working fine. alongside with this alarm, i have Trips 295 and there are occasional oil can display with a beep sound from the dash board. Please can anyone interpret this combinations of alarm to me. Thanks
Posted on Feb 27, 2012
SOURCE: electronic immobilizer
most likely cause is the gauge cluster, this will have to be tested and service by your local dealership because the dash cluster and keys have to be coded. I have seen the immobilizer loose it's coding for apearantly no reason. therefore have them recode cluster and see if problem goes away, if it doesn't the gauge cluster will have to be replaced.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
MY guess would be that it's the starter, with an automatic transmission, if the car is not in park or neutral, the car wont even attempt to start, so the clicking sound you say you hear rules that out. Now, im not an "expert" or anything just a guy with some general knowlege, so before you do anything i would recommend having it looked at, but if you feel confident enough, the starter is where i would begin, hope this helps, and good luck.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
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