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S3 sportback not starting help pls

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by bhps3, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. bhps3
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    hi,

    this is my first post on this forum and not a great way to start i guess but i was hoping for some help from the community, i have in the past week purchased an S3 sportback 2009 model, it was starting fine and now for the last 2 days i have not been able to start it, i was hoping that someone has either had a similar issue or a knowledgeable person maybe able to assist, some symptoms below.

    i only have 1 key
    car unlocks and locks fine with the keyfob
    battery has been on charge for the last 2 days
    there is plenty of fuel in the car
    car starts for about 2 seconds and then cuts out
    when turning the key the dashboard instruments do not self check any more as they normally do, and there are no other lights or messages displayed on the dash, it is completely blank.

    I am a bit perplexed as to what has happened and any help given will be much appreciated, thanks in advance.
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    Start by checking fuses..
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    mjr901 S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition

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    Get it plugged into VCDS and scanned. Thats by far the easiest way to do it.

    It coud be a number of things from the Battery in key (causing imobiliser problem) to a MAF problem.
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    checked all the fuses, everything is fine. Will get the diagnostics tool attached to it as advised, thank you

    edited: changed the battery on the key fob as well, but no joy,
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    here is a short vid of what is taking place

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    Anyone else seen or come across this issue? any help will be much appreciated.

    Thank you
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