VW Golf GT TDI cutting out issue


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Hi all,

I’ve recently bought a golf gt tdi on a 56 plate, has a BMN engine in it.
Started fine the other day and as soon as I attempted to reverse out of the drive it cut out, and hasn’t started since. Had a timing belt and water pump 4 days prior along with a service.
Plugged it in to a code reader and I get a P1496 fault which I believe relates to the EGR. Unplugged the EGR and I still get nothing, almost as if the battery is dead as the dash begins to flicker and go flash all sorts while I try and turn it over.

Anybody have any ideas or suffered similar?