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I have a '97 Audi Cabriolet. When I bought it the previous owner had starter switch bypassed by installing a modified switch to activate the starter. The problem was in the ignition switch.I replaced it and removed the wiring and the switched which was installed by previous owner. Now the car doesn't start - when I turn the key the dash board lights lit up but there is no sign of any reaction in the starter! On top of that I have no wiring diagram! Please help me to solve the problem! Thank you!

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First of all check the voltage with meter at battery terminals.There should be 12 volts.Then check the voltage at battery to starter connections,there should be 12 volts.Then check voltage at ignition switch terminals there should be 12 volts.But if there is no 12 voltage at battery then this is the issue.But as i thing you have removed the ignition switch so check the ignition switch wiring voltage if there is no 12 volt this indicates that wires are not connected or there is a short in the connections.Any of the connection is loose.If the connections got connected at wrong positions then it will short the connections as you start the car.Get the voltages checked,this will give the start for troubleshooting,in which area to look and check. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation

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