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2009 vw tdi Jetta, it's been sitting a few weeks, I charged

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2009 vw tdi Jetta , it's been sitting a few weeks , I charged the battery, it has power , lights , ac ect but it will not crank at all, and when I have the ignition turned on she will not let me shift the gears
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a push button or an ignition lock ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ignition lock , there is no extra push button lock on the steering column or by he gear shift .
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

Is it automatic or manual ?

Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

I think you have a starter issue...what kind of engine you have in the car ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Automatic, TDI 😡, when it breaks its $$, I saw a video on how I could check the starter with a jumper wire . Do you think I could do that with that car ?
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

Certainly , I would start with that just to be sure !

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yeah , I talked to a mechanic , it seems that since the car has power and will not go out of park it may be an anti theft / ignition lock issue since the battery was dead for a while. This means I may have to tow it 2 hours to the nearest VW dealer that has the VW licensed soft ware to unlock it . Does that make sense? Damned Das Auto 😂😂
Expert:  JACUSTOMER-n3f1w267- replied 1 year ago.

Haha damned das auto ... Can you unlock and lock the door with the remote !?