CAR WON'T START WIV KEY EVERYTHING LIGHTS UP ON DASH BUT WONT START

  • Tiny
  • mikecarney
  • 1998 Volkswagen GTI
  • 11,800 miles

I have a mark 3 golf gti and it won't start when I put the key in all lights on dash light up but won't start?

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 3:42 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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  • 28,853 posts

Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 3:46 PM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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Common problems for "no cranks" on the A3 VWs: - Ignition switch
- alarm module
- starter

While holding the key in the "crank" position, gently lever the key
up, down, left & right.

If the Ignition switch is the cause of the "no crank", you can
sometimes still get them to make contact by applying pressure to
the key.

As mentioned by saturntech9. Further testing requires a multimeter
or a test light.

Thomas

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 AT 5:04 PM

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