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  1. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Help, My jetta is trying to start when the key is turned to the "On" position Help, My 2000 jetta 2.0 automatic is trying to start when the key is turned to the "On" position so the ignition has: Off, Accessory, On, and past that is where you turn it to crank the car up and engage the starter...
  2. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    While driving yesterday in hot weather the car just turned off as if the key was turned. I didn't loose electrical power, but RPMs went to 0 immediately. Would not start for atleast 10 minutes, then it started smoothly and normally. When it would not start the engine wouldn't even turn over...
  3. Jetta Troubleshooting
    My 2003 Jetta continues to run after turning off the key. I replaced the ignition switch module and have eliminated the mechanical part as a issue. If I pull both battery cables and hold them together for a couple minutes and reconnect them, the ignition will shut off the engine a couple times...
  4. VW JETTA OWNERS & ENTHUSIASTS INTRODUCTIONS
    Hi guys Yes I am new here so I may make a few mistakes. Do try to bear with me. I have searched the web over and no one seams to be able to help with my wiring problem. Some fool tried to steal my 96 jetta all he managed to do was rip out some wires under the dash just under the ignition...
  5. POWERTRAIN MODS - ENGINE / TRANS / TURBO / EXHAUST
    I am trying to identify which electronic ignition system is used on my 1990 Jetta. 8.9L SOCS. I cannot find the engine code. No sticker in the trunk by the donut. Only numbers I find on the block are above #1 cylinder is 026105575AA and above and between 2 & 3 is 3ME. Vin #...
  6. MK4 BUY / SELL / TRADE
    I bought an ignition coil from ecstuning.com last year hoping it would fix my misfire that I had. Unfortunately it did not fix my issue so now I have an ignition coil that is just lying around collection dust. Here is a link to ecstuning.com for the one that I purchased...
  7. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Looking for some help. I bought a used 1999.5 VW Jetta GLS 2.0. we test drove it for half hour and drove it 30 miles home with no issue. We sprayed under the hood to clean it up. Drove home fine ( i avoided the batt and alternator) the next day when we took off the ABS LIGHT came on and the...
  8. Jetta Troubleshooting
    having issues with my jetta.car would not start when trying to turn at key?.i tested ignition wire from starter to back of key plug and it has continuity.checked wiring manual,and found that last key position is not making connection to start car.i hooked up a off/on switch, and a momentary...
  9. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Ok i have a 99 jetta wolfburg old body style. Sometimes it just won't start. the electronics work fine, the windows, lights, radio etc. there is no sound when I turn the key nothing at all. The problem is not constant in fact most times it works just fine, though sometimes I am stranded for...
  10. Jetta Troubleshooting
    So, my car is a 1997 Jetta GL, 2.0 Liter engine, everything standard. Here's my problem: My car won't start right now. On day one, I tried to start it, and I had left my headlights on (first time in 5 years). Battery was totally dead, but I had it jumped, it started right up, and I drove a...
  11. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    Hey guys, I have a 96 Jetta with a Golf front end conversion, 2.0L, 5spd MT. Unfortunately, I've lost my keys(long story, happened in the process of moving). Calling a locksmith is out of the question as the ignition was replaced by a previous owner already. I realize that I am going to have to...
  12. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    I have a 2.0L GLS; this morning it wouldn't start although the lights, radio, etc. would work. I thought it could be the starter solenoid, but noticed that the trunk and windows wouldn't open. Checked and replaced fuse #6 for central locking system and it started perfectly.
  13. VW JETTA DIY / HOW - TO / TIPS / TRICKS
    I just bought a 2003 Jetta GLS 2.sl0w . All of the sudden my check engine light came on and i went and got a diagnostic test done. They said i need to replace the ignition coil pack. I got quoted $380 for parts and labor. Can anybody tell me how to locate,remove, and replace the coil pack? IS...
  14. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    i've replaced the ignition and neutral safety switch but I can't seem to find this intermittent problem. I've found recently that if you hit the top of the steering wheel pretty firmly, the car will start right up. More details - Most days it starts just fine. Turn the key and fires right up...
  15. VW Jetta MKII 1985–1992
    I'm still pretty new to the VW scene, but I got a good deal on a 1990 GLI with a 9A and a 5 speed. It's served me well for a few months but left me on the side of the road. I think it's either an ignition problem or something's wrong with the fuel injection. I haven't taken anything apart...
  16. VW Jetta MKII 1985–1992
    Hello All, Long story short - 90 Jetta GLI 16 v 2.0 WB, ran over puddle fried something. Car starts and idles rough. My Mechanic had ti for 5 days and $800 later could not figure out problem. I have checked ignition, connectors, grounds, alt, new battery, etc. Any help or thoughts would be...
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