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Won't start!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ray_nsm, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. ray_nsm

    ray_nsm New Member

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    Hi,
    new to this forum - wonder if anyone can help.
    got in my 98 A3t last night engine turned over but no start.
    I had no ignition lights with key turned and elec windows etc would not work.
    After working the ignition key a few times everything sprang into life.
    Seems like a fault with either the ignition switch or relay.
    Wondered if anyone else has had any problems before I start ripping it to bits. Cheers Ray.
     
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  3. bjacks

    bjacks Member

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    Sounds like the chip in the key was not talking to the dash properly. Do you use a spare key at all? Just a guess, but why not try changing the battery in the key just in case?

    Cheers

    Ben
     
  4. ray_nsm

    ray_nsm New Member

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    Thanks for the reply mate did try that - didn't make any difference.
    Took cover off and tapped switch and everything seems ok again. Obviously will go again so contacting vag parts for price of switch

    cheers ray
     
  5. Loretta

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    Most likely to be ignition switch. Classic symptoms...
    Good lick. They're pretty cheap I think.
     

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