Question about 1999 Volkswagen Beetle
1999 vw beetle 2.0 manual, turn the key ,dash lights come on, all aux items come on, but the car will not turn over. There is a single click and can hear the fuel pump come on and still nothing. Am searching what could be wrong.
Before this I rinsed the engine down with water due to the recent coolant flush. Its been a week now.
My guess is that water may have got into the starter solenoid area and maybe there is a bad connection down there. If the dash lights don't stay bright when you try to engage the starter motor then maybe it is an earthing lead with a corroded connection.
If these checks don't get you going then the best way forward is to get a list of fault codes from the onboard diagnostic system and take it from there. You could either go to a VW dealer, or if you are technically minded you could buy a £15 interface cable, download some free "VAG diagnostic software" and run it on a portable computer once you are confident.
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