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Car is dead when i turn the key

I have a golf mk3 1995, when i go to start the car turn the key and all the instruments go blank, tried the hazard lights and nothing just get a clicking sound from the relay.

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  • ipmj Jul 26, 2009

    The battery connections are fine and clean. When I started the car first it was in gear, forgot to check as distracted by my son. The car jolted forward then the problem started when I tried the second time.

  • ipmj Jul 26, 2009

    Hi I sent you an email with my details if you could send me the info that would be grate.

    Cheers
    Ian

  • ipmj Jul 26, 2009

    Hi just to let you know my car is manual not automatic.

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BAd Connection @ Battery Or Junction Bod Culd be Corroded

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

  • Ronnie Wilson Jul 26, 2009



    Ok Now We're Getting there ,This Is A Problem With The Nuetral SAFTEY SWITCH,

    As The Car Should NOT START While it is In GEAR, And Yours Did Just That Started IN GEAR.

    If You Want Instructions to Replace it I Can Email them to you ,Because FixYa.com Has too Small of a Platform for LARGE TEXT and Pictures. But Im SURE that Your NUETRAL SAFTEY SWITCH IS BAD. Will This Fix the NO START Problem? I Am 95% Sure it will. rejakwilson@aol.com

  • Ronnie Wilson Jul 27, 2009

    New Email sent Check it Out.

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