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I have a 1996 1.4 polo ,with battery fully charged and lights not dimming when turned on,it won't start doesn't even turn over,any ideas ?

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Could be the starter motor .If you know your battery is good ,Try Tapping the Starter solenoid with a hammer a few times then try starting it.The starter solenoid is the thing attached to the starter that the Big wire and little wire going to , Make sure their both clean and secure also , Sometimes the little wire can come off and thats the one controlled by the key.Let me know how you get on.

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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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