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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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Re: First failure

Postby bacardincoke » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:34 pm

How'd you get on?
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Re: First failure

Postby eddypeck » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:11 pm

Well ‘wife out for the day’ didn't go exactly as planned. I ended up dropping her off in Bristol centre which was couple hour round trip with crappy traffic so only had a few hours and not the full day I was hoping for.

So when I got to it the bloody thing started :lol: tested it multiple times and was fine each time.

I did however press the hidden immobiliser reset ... coincidence? I’m not sure.

But I know a failing starter motor can be temperamental but I decided not to bother fitting the new one yet but I’ll keep an eye on things and keep it on the shelf and take my chances for now.

Instead I did a few other jobs that were on the list, I’ll update my thread.
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Re: First failure

Postby sly_gti » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:10 pm

Typical, don't you just hate intermittent problems.

Maybe best to keep it in the boot, incase it fails when out and about.
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Re: First failure

Postby Rich » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:32 pm

A. It's a twenty minute job.
B. You should have been more pikey and bridged the live and the red/black exciter with a screwdriver and tested the wiring itself before ordering anything
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Re: First failure

Postby eddypeck » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:33 am

So confirmation, it is for certain the starter motor so will now be swapped out.

I was just a little uncertain that it could have been related to the immobiliser but it failed on me last night leaving work. I was the last to leave my place but managed to find a couple of helpful warehouse workers still in the next industrial yard to give me a bump start.

I wasn't p1ssed that it failed as it was kind of the confirmation test I was looking for :lol: it did however mean I missed the works Xmas party but I didn't really want to go anyway, I think the car knew and just provided the excuse I needed :wink:
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Re: First failure

Postby Monkey » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:15 pm

eddypeck wrote:I didn't really want to go anyway, I think the car knew and just provided the excuse I needed :wink:

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Know just what you mean!
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Re: First failure

Postby Damien.wrl » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:56 pm

Grumpy old gits
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