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1997 Volkswagen Jetta wont start. No spark at plugs. Getting 12 VDC to the coil at connector across pins 1 and 3. Coil ohms out OK, 1.2 ohms across 1 & 15 and 3500 ohms across 4 and 15. I couldn't find the Ignition Control Unit to test it. Any suggestions?

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We had the same problem with our 97 jetta we replaced the coil and it was fine.

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