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Engine will not turn over or make much of a sound.

The battery is new and working (clock works) but the 77 VW SuperBeetle convertible I recently purchased does nothing when I turn the key. I can hear a very faint click immediately after turning the key coming from the ignition switch area, nothing from the engine compartment. I think it might be the ignition switch, not sure, any suggestions....

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    replace the battery



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It sounds like it is probably your ignition switch. Either that or your starter selenoid.

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