First failure

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Re: First failure

Postby Damien.wrl » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:11 pm

You don’t have an immobiliser connected to the starter ? My old Corado did and I didn’t know til it didn’t start one day. Can you try to bump it?
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Re: First failure

Postby Monkey » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:56 am

If the lights are dimming, then the starter is drawing current and attempting to operate, so I'd say you're on the money with a fresh one
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Re: First failure

Postby eddypeck » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:19 pm

Damien.wrl wrote:You don’t have an immobiliser connected to the starter ? My old Corado did and I didn’t know til it didn’t start one day. Can you try to bump it?


Good point, there is an old Toad alarm/immobiliser but I think I don't think it's that. At least I hope not as the wiring loom for it which I exposed when I had the dash out is equal to the entire wiring loom for the rest of the car :shock: I don't fancy unpicking it. But there is a hidden reset switch I found so I'll just double check that's all in good order.

But new starter from Mark at www.classic-vw.co.uk should arrive tomorrow. Weather looks ok for Saturday and I think my wife is out for the day so that's my weekend planned.
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