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2003 NEW BEETLE STARTS AND IMMEDIATELY DIES? I can hear the fuel pump kick in so I don't think thats the problem. it starts right up so it doesnt seem to be a charging issue. It was running fine and then out of the blue it just won't stay running.

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Please turn the ignition on (not onto the start position just on to get the ignition lights to come on) and observe the yellow immobiliser light on the dashboard when you first turn the ignition on - Does it come on and stay on or does it come on and flash or does it come on and then go out? This sounds like an immobiliser issue, the ignition key has a chip inside it that has a code which is recognized by the engine ecu and if this recognition does not happen it will fire up and immedialtely cut out. The batteries in the key are for the remote central locking only. The chip is electronic.Try a spare key if you have one

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