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I replace the battery., rebuild the alternator,change selenoid and bushings of the starter, , the battery only last 2 days.i replaced the battery today,and all the lights on radio but wont start____ is it a sensor or relay problem ,,,,thanks

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    I have the same exact problem as Pancho but I believe the problem is the factory alarm with built in kill switch at first I thought it was the key faub battery but soon found out that it was not after replacing it with a new one.

    How do I bypass the alarm system since I am not a mechanic?





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Hi! Pancho,
Looking at the brief outline of your problem it may be due to ignition switch failure? You obviously seem a competant Mechanic by all the jobs you have done already?
Have you tried Hot wiring the starter? (Take a insulated live+ wire from the battery and flash the solenoid)
Or if it is easier remove the block from behind the ignition switch and hot wire from there as I think it is this that's the fault.
A common problem on Vw's you twist the key all the way but the starter connection doesn't make so the solenoid on the starter doesn't get power.
Hope this FixYa'Z problem!
Paul 'W'

Posted on Jan 06, 2009


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