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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: VW
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign& Domestic vehicles
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I was told that a defective instrument cluster was causing

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I was told that a defective instrument cluster was causing my 2004 jetta Gl not to start. Could this diagnosis be correct ?
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with VW. The VW Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Dealer that has my 2004 jetta gl is saying it wont start because it has a defective instrument cluster. Could this be correct ?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: No, I just want to make sure that this diagnosis is correct; I've never heard of an instrument cluster causing car to not start
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Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is***** will try to assist you

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

was any fault codes given to you , did they run a scan ?

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

and engine size please . thanks

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

A defective cluster will cause your no start condition ,if the security system doesn't see the instrument cluster when you turn the ignition switch on It want allow it to run .

I have changed several at my shop before . but proper diagnostics has to be performed to know

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