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Car won't start

I just bought a 97 jetta and the previous owner's mechanic bypassed the ignition and installed a push button to start the car but now it just won't start what could be the problem

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Maybe he also installed kill switch that you don't know about.  Ask previous owner.
If not, maybe one the wires on his switch has come off or has corrosion.

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