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It starts and dies instantly. Key on not starting I have the…

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It starts and dies...

It starts and dies instantly. Key on not starting I have the following lights on....epc,engine,battery,flashing car with key,and a red temp gauge flashing... it's a 02 jetta 1.8

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The warning lights on the dash

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far?

It just started. The battery went dead yesterday from cleaning the inside with door open. So I slow charged battery all night. Came to start it and it starts but dies.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes im fixing myself

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: VW
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I think its the immobilizer but how could that happen
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VW Mechanic: peterpete190, Technician replied 8 months ago
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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.

This is the immobilizer causing this issue here.What you can try and do here is to lock and unlock the doors with the key or remote or interior lock and unlock buttons then see if it starts.This sometimes allows a relearn to start it.If this does not work then a shop or dealer may have to program the security system again to allow restarting unfortunately as I do not see a manual method myself on programming this.

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Thanks Pete

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