Will not start

Tiny
SUSAN STOKES
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  • 2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 200,000 MILES
I turned my car off one night and hasn't started since. My dash lights wont come on either.
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Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 AT 1:47 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

Does anything electrical work? If not, have you checked the battery for charge? Also, have you confirmed that the battery terminals are clean and tight?

I realize those are basic questions, but I'm not sure what has been done so far. Here are a few links you may find helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-car-battery

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-charge-your-car-battery

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

If possible, I need you to check two different fuses. See pics 1 and 2. Pic 2 shows fuse panel C which is on the left side of the dash. Pic 1 is located in the left front of the engine compartment.

Also, I need to know what engine it has and if it is an automatic or manual transmission.

I have no idea your abilities, but here are a few more links that you may find helpful when checking for power at the fuse and the fuse itself.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-car-fuse-works

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe

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