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S3 2001 won't start, blown fuse

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by HoneyBadger, Nov 27, 2011.

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    Alright guys, recently signed onto the site sincy buying an s3.

    Got a problem already. Basically I was warming up my car yesterday an it just decided to cut out. Now it just turns over but doesn't fire up. I traced the problem to a blown fuse. The fuse is number 10 and described as 'engine timing'. I replaced the fuse and it just blew as soon as I turn the key. So I guess there is a short circuit somewhere, I have no idea where though.

    Has anybody had this problem before or got any advice? I've done a vag com check but that won't even connect, not even the obd will.

    Cheers
    Dan.
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    Managed to trace it to the coil packs. Running on 3. This may be of some use to anybody who has problems in future.
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    Have you checked over the coil pack wiring as this tends to crack and break up. That may be the cause of your short?
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    Erm not proper properly. Job for tomorrow I think, cheers for heads up!
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