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My 1996 volkswagen jetta will not start.my alarm goes off it will turn off when i lock the doors with the key and then unlock it but when i try to start the car again it will not start again. everything comes on but it just won't start

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Check your wires going from the Alarm module behind your headlight switch, to your drivers side door. I have this same issue and i noticed that the wires were cracked and have been to lazy to redo them yet, but that is what they say to check on vwvortex.com other than the wires it could be your alarm module

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