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I have a 1991 VW Passat, cars in decent shape, just spending a little time working on it to sell, I have issues with the ignition. I have replaced the ignition switch & when you turn the key to the start position, it does not light a test light at the trigger wire at the starter, this is the pretty much the last thing I have to repair on this car & it's at the point where it's starting to baffle me!! the car started with the key untill the battery went dead, now nothing!! A little help would be great, Thanks

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