Question about 1996 Volkswagen Golf
I'm having a problem with my stock radio and ignition/security in my 1996 Volkswagen Golf. Whenever the key is in the ignition in the HUD/diagnostic position the radio etc. works fine--as soon as I turn the key to "start" the security kicks in and my radio disables and the hud diagnostic lights vanish (check engine, seatbelt, etc.) as if the key were suddenly not in the ignition.
Car runs fine otherwise, but as long as it's running the system behaves as if the keys are not inserted.
I'm not a mechanic but this seems like the sort of thing I should be able to sort out with a screw driver, spare wire and multimeter.
Any pointers appreciated.
Im guessing either the ignition switch is bad or not enough ground. i found this thread. hope it can help you.
Posted on Mar 28, 2017
This system can be scanned for faults, you need that scan done to see what is wrong in the electronics, this takes a dealer level scan tool.
Posted on Mar 28, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you have power down the trigger wire to your starter,have you tried a wire direct from the battery to your starter ?make sure its out ov gear tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if it dont go when you have done that its gota be your starter motor......
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
SOURCE: 1995 immobiliser problem
After some closer inspection, I found that somebody tampered with the startermotor's wires. They cut the 12V wire and stripped the other. So when you disable the immobiliser, and turn the ignition, the 12V that should be applied thorugh that wire is not present. Simple to fix, but flipping anoying!!!
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
Have you ever had the windshield replaced? Or did it just stop working out of the clear blue?
Posted on May 03, 2009
There is a spring inside the HUD and it has probably come off. The samething happened to mine. I had to take it out myself and fix it. Majorhassle. The dealer wanted over 600.00 to do the same.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
check engine lights mean that a sensor is not giving the computer a signal within an acceptable range. when this happens the car will go into "limp mode" which means it doesnt use most sensors and will guess what it should do. you can continue driving and cause no additional damage but you will use a little more gas than normal. You should get it fixed but it can be put off till you have the money and time to do it.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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