1999 Volkswagen Jetta Car will not start

Tiny
DWR53
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  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 80,000 MILES
My 1999 Jetta will not start. I had the serpentine belt replaced on Sat. On Sunday AM I got in it to go to church and got nothing. The radio, headlamp and dash lights work. The interior light and electric windows do not. The battery was removed and tested at autozone. The battery is good. I cleaned terminals when I put battery back in. Still nothing. Not even a click. I also noticed that when I lock the car, the light does not blink that shows the cars security system is armed. I am at my wits end and appreciate any ideas. Thanks
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 8:24 PM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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Check your clutch safety switch for actuation when clutch is depressed. It may just have to be adjusted.


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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
DWR53
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Thanks for your prompt reply. I am not good at reading schematics. I did find a switch behind the clutch pedal that is forced "in" when the clutch is let out. Is this the switch and is it suppose to come "out" when the clutch is depressed? Thanks

Also, how do you adjust.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 11:11 AM
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JAMES W.
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The switch should close when you depress the clutch. With "key on", one side of the switch should have 12 volts to it. When the clutch pedal is pressed down, both sides of the switch should have 12 volts.
With the trans in "nuetral" and the parking brake set, you should be able to "manually" close the switch and turn the key to start the car. If this works, but the car won't turn over when pressing the clutch, the switch needs to be adjusted. Let me know.
If you don't get power to both sides of switch is actuated, the switch is bad.
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