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Chris(aka-Moose), VW Technician
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Wont start has power lights work just nothing to the

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wont start has power lights work just nothing to the starter
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: dash lights windows radio door locks
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 05/06 passat
JA: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: checking fuses now
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

What liter engine?

Auto or manual transaxle?

Any theft system issues noticed?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
fsi turbo 2.0 liter auto matic tag says 08/2005 no warning no problems started one day then nothing the next. all lights wipers, windows, radio, work with car on including gear shifter. no chatter on starter solenoid.
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** get the vin# ***** confirm the year? Your could be a 05 or 06.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** your 06 Passat starting circuit.

I assume you do not have a scan tool to that can monitor the inputs and outputs from the 2 modules involved in this circuit.

If you turn the key to the run position and briefly jump a wire across both wires at the starter does it crank and start? This will check the starter and theft system.


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Thanks Chris

Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • Sorry you were not pleased with my help.
  • What would you like to do regarding your question now.
  • This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. When a post times out, that means it's no longer on my active list (you reply and I may never know it.)

Thanks Chris