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Golf gt tdi starting problem

I have a 2006 golf gt tdi 140 bhp sometimes it wont start do you know what it is its been to vw but found no problem

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Believe it or not but i have seen a intermittant brake light switch cause that.
if you have a scanner monitor IAT ECT FUEL temp,when cold not running they should be with in 5 degrees from one another

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