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Hi There, I'm Clay a certified master automobile technician with 30 years of automotive repair and diagnostic experience.
From your description most likely the Electronic Driveaway Protection System (EWS) is locking out the start mode. Most commonly the ignition switch and or the ignition key(s) are at fault. Fuse # ***** is also for the auxiliary cooling fan. Fuse #31 is part of the parking brake circuit along with the ABS circuit. Along with the fuel circuit. EWS is a means of preventing starting of the vehicle by an unauthorized key or other means. The EWS module reads the transponder chip from the key in the ignition and compares it to key data stored in the EWS module. If the key checks out the EWS will allow voltage to the starter relay. The engine control module then has the ability to operate the starter by grounding the control side of the starter relay. As with other systems, the EWS also requires the vehicle to be in park or neutral for automatic transmission cars or clutch depressed on manual transmission vehicles.
The easiest way to deal with this is let me know your zip code and I can refer you to a reputable shop in your area to scan and repair this problem. The other is to jump 22 to 31 until the security system locks out.
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If you're VAG shows key recognition then the key is recognized along with the ignition switch and the keys. I'll opt out, but for grins hit the starter and see if the circuit energizes and operates normally.
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.My info is somewhat limited on your model here but I had seen no one else has responded and would like to see if I can help here.If at any time you feel that I cannot help with this please let me know.
Is anything after market wired into your vehicle at all like a remote start or alarm system at all?
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Can you test with a test light or multi meter to see which one of these fuses has battery voltage on it with the key on and let me know?
Wow that is allot of corrosion and comes from water entering the fuse panel.The water is either leaking past the windshield seal into the interior with it needing revealed or water from the ac drain being plugged up causing water to build inside the interior.
These will need checked to locate which is the cause here for sure and then from there repaired to prevent this from occurring.
The fuse panel and some wiring may need repaired or replaced to correct this as well.
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I apologize as I didnt see that part of your question on this here.
Have you checked for any shorted or damaged wiring leading to cylinder 2 coil?If not check and see if any wiring is found to be at fault or damaged in any way needing repaired or replaced and let me know.