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1998 Passat - found bobby pin in relay switch - pulled it out now car wont start

There was a bobby pin in a relay under the dash just above relay 377 - pulled it out and the car wont start - put it back in and it still wont crank - what can I do and what is that relay

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  • Greg Pochinski Dec 06, 2012

    Car stated a few seconds before - never had any issues with the car starting - it was only when I removed the bobby pin from the relay that I am having the problem. I put the bobby pin back into the circuit but it wont start -

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Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.


To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.



From start to end troubleshooting these problems I suggest you to check the help link below and follow its procedure: -----


Mostly all types of car no start problems are discussed here with solutions.



CAR NO START: ENGINE NOT TURNING OVER:
http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2012/11/car-no-start-engine-not-turning-over.html


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These will help.
Thanks.

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

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hi if the electrical side is ok leaves two options mechanical or fuel so if you can let me know what happened leading up to the car not starting i will be able to point you in the right direction it seems funny you should mention the security system [this does control the fuel pump but what makes you think this may be the problem, yates210456

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THIS ONE IS COMPLICATED ONE RELAY AND SO MANY PROBLEMS CAN CAUSE THIS PROBLEM
1) THE RELAY YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH ON THE FUSE BOX COVER THERE SHOULD BE A CHART OF WHAT FEEDS WHAT WHAT DOES THE LID SAY IT FEEDS
2) TRY PULLING THE FUSE TO THE SUN ROOF AND DOOR LOCKS AND REPLACE THE RELAY IF IT STAYS IN YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ONE OR THE OTHER. THIS COULD BET A MOTOR PROBLEM ON THE SUN ROOF OR A DOOR LATCH PROBLEM.
WE WILL TAKE THIS ONE STEP AT A TIMEIF THIS DOES NOT WORK, E-MAIL ME AT tstewart1956@verizon.net
IF THIS DOS'NT WORK I'LL HELP YOU THE BEST I CAN WITH OUT SEEING THE CAR. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE PROCESS OF ELIMINATION REPAIRS AND TO TAKE IT TO A REPAIR SHOP THIS IS GOING TO BE EXSPENSIVE

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