[Vwdiesel] New no-start issue
knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 20 12:58:49 PDT 2008
Got my new starter in, as reported earlier. Started right up and drove it to a parking spot. Went to start it a few minutes later for an errand and when I turn the key after the glowplug light goes out, the dash idiot lights disappear, there's no response from the starter, I hear a repeated click, click from under the dash and the antitheft horn starts honking.
Turn the doorlock to stop the honking, get back in and find there now are no idiot lights when I put the key at its running position. Turn for starter engagement and the antitheft horn fires off again.
The new starter did not have the plug-in at the back the old one had, so I had to make a jumper to go from the wiring connector to the stud on the back. Made it from a short piece of 10-gauge with a male stud on one end to go into the connector and a female clip on the other end to go onto the stud on the starter.
Like I said, car started right up while it was in the barn.
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