Question about 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

3 Answers

Car won't start lights and horn work,tried to jump start from another car still nothing but a clicking noise.push started car ran fine

Posted by verney379 on

  • drgstocwgrl Jul 31, 2008

    2003 jetta tdi - choked down...died in intersection...turned switch and nothing. light and panel died...lights flicker, get weak and now only starts with push off (manuel). Seems like a short somewhere...? after push start car runs like a champ. can't find short. think it is in the ignition switch..weird it just started doing this when choked down. Any ideas?

  • bethtdigirl2 Oct 06, 2008

    I have the same problem - tried to start the car and it never turned over and died. The battery checks out, replaced the negative battery cable and the starter. Relay 109 checks out..what the heck??? I would greatly appreciate any advice!!



3 Answers

Frank Chen

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 330 Answers

You need a new battery or when you use another car to jump your car, you have to start the other car and accelerate it and probably you can start your car.

Because your battery is very weak.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008


raj somaiya

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Volkswagen Master
  • 5,370 Answers

Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.
To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.
Click this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------ will help.Thanks

Posted on Feb 18, 2012



  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have a similar problem did you find out what was the problem?

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a yamha ttr225 battery waa jumpstarted ran fine jumped it a few more times then died when riding would not jump start again bought new battery. Now no power wont start lights. Horn work not even a...

could be all manner of things, but i would start with the regulator/rectifier - get that replaced & work on from there, you could have seriously damaged the internal workings due to consistent jump starting, that should have been the time to ask what was going on , now you have just confounded the issue

Nov 12, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Focus 1.8 tdci 2009 won't start dash lights go crazy noise from fuse box

check your battery cables for corrosion clean them and start the engine

Mar 25, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

My 2006 chevy trailblazer 2wd 6cyl wont start. makes clicking noise, then nothing lights/radio etc work but wont start what is it

You got a jump and it ran fine? It's your battery. The lights and radio are much easier for a battery to handle than spinning a car engine. Again, if all you needed was a jump, you have a bad battery.

Jan 20, 2018 | 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Logo

329 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8984 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides