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When I turn the ignition key to position 2 the dashboard lights flicker & there is a relay clicking noise, but won't start. Checked starter motor - ok, fuses all ok too. Any ideas? 1998 5door 2.0Di

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Posted on Mar 17, 2011

  • nic1641 Sep 07, 2011

    did you every find out the problem? mine is doing the same thing, so curious as to what the solution ended up being.

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