Question about 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet
In an older car,there are more worn parts, I'm going to fire off a check list and action items.
Please compare to your service and see when the parts was replaced.
I'm going to start off with the easy one first.
When the key is at the ON position,do you see the check engine light,seat belt........radio on?
Is the electrical portion of ign. lock every changed?
Use compress air and blow out any dust behind the key lock.
Check for loose connector and corrosion on the connector,
Check hold down screw.
There is one wire to the switch for ign. on. This wire is probably broken or there is problem inside the ign. switch.
I would replace the ign. switch ASAP.
New time you start up the car in the morning,take some paper towel with you and wipe the electrical part of the ign. switch dry before starting.
A switch does not last forever.
I strongly recommend you to change the ign, switch because worn electrical item can catch on fire.
Please do a clean up,check the connectors and wires behind the key lock.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
Hello, and welcome to FixYa. Please allow me to assist you. It looks to me like you need a new ignition switch. The way you describe your situation leads me to believe that the internal electrical contacts are not making contact in the 'run' position. I'll bet that a new ignition switch fixes you up.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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