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I have a 97 golf vr6 gti. i had got it in on a trade. the

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i have a 97 golf vr6 gti. i had got it in on a trade. the guy sprayed off engine bay then went for a drive hit a water puddle and it chugged and shut off. i replaced starter cause it was junk. i replaced ignition switch, plugs, wires, coolant temp sensor. it wont roll over. the relay is clicking on under the dash. the secondary water pump is vibratingi unpluged it cause i am in the process of draining and flushing the shity coolant out and putting in g12. i turn the key lights come on dash. could it be the switch on the clutch. i jumped the 2 wires together with a jumper wire. still nothing. im kinda lost this is my first vw... could it be the coil pack? or maybe a vehicle immobolizer? will it not start with out coolant in it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: VW
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
also there is a aftermarket pioneer deck installed with a kit but there is a empty plug not plugged into anything square plug i think 4 pins maybe more not sure the dash is put back together now just thought of that aswell
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
when opening drivers door interior lights dont come on. open passenger door lights come on? wth? lol
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
with clutch depressed and turning key to start position. there is no voltage coming from not the battery lead but the other lead on the starter. the one closest to the plug on the starter solenoid.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
opening back hatch also interior lights wont come on. im thinking def electrical issues..? anywhere good start?
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 2 years ago.

The interior light issues are related to he driver door latch (for that issue) and the microswitch on the rear hatch latch (for that issue)

the starting issue- you said it stalled after hitting a puddle- do you have an aftermarket intake on this engine at all? Any chance you sucked water into the intake? But you are also saying that now it will not even crank, no signal to the starter?

Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 2 years ago.

Sorry, 97 the door issue is a small push button switch at the rear edge of the door opening (B pillar) that usualy fails. RIght near where the door striker is.

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