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I need some help with my 1995 volkswagen passat car. i put another motor in this car which i purchased from another person. the car did not have a motor in it when i bought it, because the owner as about to install a engine but decided not bother with the car. the engine i installed was easy to install because it had all the hoses and connectors on it and i just matched up every connection that was on the car which also had all the hoses and wire connectors still on it. after i installed engine i tried to start car but the car would not do anything. but all the lights and instruments worked, the switch when i turn it to start just would not turn the car over. i tested the starter by hot jumping it and it was working. i also tried starting the car this way by hot jumping and the car would not start either. so is the ignition bad is the reason it will not turn the engine, and what is wrong with the car not starting when i hot jump the starter? also i noticed that the instrument cluster display stays on even when i turn the key off and shut doors and let the car sit. is this normal for this car to do this, do i have something hooked up wrong?. like i said the car and motor had all the hoses and electrical connectors on them so it was easy to hook up by matching everything. and the electrical connectors will only hook up to where they belong because the ends will only connect exactly where they are suppose to go.

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OK, this sounds like an ignition cylinder problem to me. I mean, that's why the instrument panel lights up even when you turn the key off. Also, this would explain why the starter isn't operatable with the ignition key, but the starter is hotwireable.
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Ignition Lock/Switch REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION CAUTION
If equipped with an air bag, the negative battery cable must be disconnected for 20 minutes before working on the system. Failure to do so may result in deployment of the air bag and possible personal injury.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove steering wheel.
  2. Remove bottom switch cover, turn signal and wiper switches.
  3. Some vehicles have a locking ring and spring below the switches. To remove, place a thin tube or pipe over the splines and push lightly against the spring. Remove the locking ring with snapring pliers and allow the spring to push the locking ring and spacer up. Lift out the remaining parts.
  4. Unplug the ignition switch, remove the socket-head screw and remove the entire lock and support ring housing.
  5. To remove the lock cylinder, carefully drill a 1⁄8 in. (3.2mm) hole into the housing at the spot indicated, insert a key into the lock and remove the key and cylinder. To install:
  6. Insert the ignition key in the switch cylinder. The cylinder is held in place with a spring-loaded detent that automatically clicks into the drilled hole when the cylinder is pushed into the housing. Push the ignition switch into the steering column housing until it is seated.
  7. Install the lock and support ring housing. Secure it with the retaining screw.
  8. Connect the ignition switch harness connector.
  9. For vehicles with a locking ring, install the spacer and locking ring.
  10. Install the turn signal and wiper switches. Install the bottom switch cover.
  11. Install the steering wheel. On Cabriolet, install the air bag assembly. Fig. 1: Dimension A--0.470 in. (12mm) Dimension B--0.390 in. (10mm) i need some help with - 7913r019.gif
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