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Had this problem for about a month or so. Polo 1.4 mpi 8v. Turn key 1st click and lights come on turn a second time and nothing. I narrowed it dwn to a faulty earth strap cable from negative battery

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Then it is fixed.

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SOURCE: Hi there i have a polo 6n2 8v 1.4 mpi. Starting

Check the battery cable for corrosion and have the battery tested, if both are ok you may have an ignition starter switch problem. Have a shop confrim this guess.

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