1999 Volkswagen Jetta confused

Tiny
DPEYTON8
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  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,546 MILES
Car won't crank thought it was the starter so I replaced it and nothing got the battery tested thinking maybe it was dead and the battery is just fine so I checked all the fuses and they all look good car just won't crank and the dome lamps won't work and windows only work when manually locking the doors and holding it to roll them up or down.
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Monday, May 19th, 2014 AT 11:08 AM

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Tiny
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Do the head lights work? Any other electrical components working? Have you checked main fuses under the hood? Have you checked the starter relay? Have you checked grounds? Are the battery terminals clean and tight? If you try to jump start if from another vehicle will it do anything?
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Monday, May 19th, 2014 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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1999 is a cross over year. Early body style or late body style?

Thomas
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Monday, May 19th, 2014 AT 6:51 PM
Tiny
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Just found out I have the wrong starter taking it back in the am to get the right one but the headlights still work its just the dome lamp but I'm praying its just the starter
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Monday, May 19th, 2014 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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Changed the starter again and still nothing all I can hear is the fuel pump kicking starter doesn't clickk or crank but I tested the starter it does work I'm so confused I've checked all the fuses and the relay I even replaced the relay and still nothing in lost
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 AT 3:51 PM
Tiny
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1999 is a cross over year. Early body style or late body style?

One uses the alarm to disable the starter, the other doesn't.

The experts can't help if they don't have enough information.
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 AT 4:55 PM
Tiny
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Early body style:

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/1999-volkswagen-jetta-gl_100027598_m.jpg

Late body style:

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/6067379_1.jpg
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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Its the late body style
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 AT 5:03 PM
Tiny
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And also I tried the trick with connecting a wire to the battery and starter and the starter spins but it doesn't crank the car it just spins
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 AT 5:30 PM
Tiny
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Now that the experts have the right information, they will be able to help.
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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 AT 4:57 PM
Tiny
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Great news it was the ignition switch thanks for all the help
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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 AT 5:37 PM

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