[Vwdiesel] Electrical problem

Sandy Cameron scameron at compmore.net
Mon Sep 9 14:13:38 EDT 2002

At 12:45 PM 9/9/02 -0400, you wrote:
>Occasionally, when my wife starts our 91 vw jetta diesel, the horn
>sounds. This morning, it also did not start- almost like the glow plugs
>were out.
>I used my key and it started up fine- some black smoke from the unburned
>fuel, but no horn and glow plugs seemed fine.
>The only common element is the combo of wife and her key. I have never
>had the problem.

I had the same thing happen a couple of times on the 87.
The common thing was I used a different ring of keys than usual, which had a
quite a few keys flopping around on it.

I finaly caught it when I noticed one of the wild keys had slipped between
the steering wheel hub and the stationary collector ring for the horn
contact, grounding it momentarily. I think it blew the horn on the 94 once too.
Only the big bunch of keys, my regular ring only has 4 keys on it.


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