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2002 Passat won't start

2002 VW Passat won't turn over but the lights, radio, etc work. Tried to jump it but it did not help. Wondering if it could be a fuse.

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  • tonisfleamar Feb 08, 2009

    I drive a 2002 VW Passat Wgn. I started giving me trouble starting about 6 mos ago and has progressively worsened. I brought it to my local mechanic who tested it and suspected it was the starter. So after $500 two days ago and intermitent startings, I was at his gas station fillling up tonight when it just wouldn't turn over so I had to push it into a parking spot and leave my key so he can research and fix tomorrow. I don't think it's the starter or the clutch. you see its a manual transmission with $75000 miles on it. It never gave me trouble until 2 months ago when the pump behind the brake peddle broke and water accumulated in the line and I had NO BRAKES. That was fixes, then the front ball joint went. I'm trying to keep the car going for 3 more yrs with no more $$$ repair costs so I can turn in for a hybrid.
    Mechanic said he tested all connections and result was the starter. But even with a new Starter of 2-days old it still WONT START....HELP.
    Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Hi, I was driving my vw passat last night and the inicators stopped working all of a sudden. Tried the hazard lights as well and they are not working either. Can you help?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    tail lights are out. bulbs and fuses are good



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We had the same problem. It was an expensive fix--there apparently was a problem with the onboard computer that would periodically lock out the ignition circuit. Felt just like a bad starter solenoid--but the part cost $800, plus labor, to replace. Ouch.

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Miiiight be a fuse but more likely to be the starter solinoid.

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