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Rite, i got my driver sold on sunday, now i wana get the GTI on the road
it was lying a week or so, i tried to start it but it just keeps turning over & wont fire up
they battery was low so i thought that was the reason so i took it out and and re-charged it
i took battery into town today to get it tested, its grand nearly reading 13Volts

their is a alarm on the car and a imobliser, if you dont plug the wee imobliser thing in
and try to turn the car over their is nothing, only when it is plugged in and out wil the car turn over
but she wont fire up

Is there some waiting persiod if the battey is re-connected or what

funny thing is i had the car out 2 weeks ago, then parked it up same day i tried to start it again
it just turned over and woundn fire up like it is now, my mate said it was the battery so we put the jump leads over and did the imoblier thing and away she went! tried the leads again today..nothing


Any ideas

Dan
 

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can you hear the fuel pump priming when you switch on the ign?

get your friend to hold a plug lead while you turn it over, if he get a shock then you have spark
 

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It does sound like the immobiliser
check to see is there spark like ronan said, or maybe with a plug out
also check to if the pump is running, if both are the car should run.
if not, it ight be time for a new alarm as they can just pack up, i have had to rip alarms out of cars for simular reasons, what make is the immobiler and alarm?
 

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wil try that tomorrow before work, i called the boy i got car of he said it happened to once him before, he said he left the car and came back to it and it started and it was alarm related!

hope its not gona be one of these head wrecking problems lol
 

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No noise from fuel pump and no spark!

Rmn the alarm is made by "meta system"

when i got the car and hit the butten to lock doors it didn beep, now once in a while it beeps when closing doors, now its not doing it agian??
 

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look at the wiring around the ign switch or else at the back of the fusebox, look for a wire that has been cut wires from the imobiliser joined to each end, cut them and solder the original wire back together. the imobiliser could also be spliced in at the ignition coil
 

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good stuff ill give it a go!

tried everything this morning, looked at fuses, pulled the box of tricks out and disconted stuff
still nothing!

then i called meta they were useless, give me local dealer, i called him he would come out for 100 euro
and id say he prob just do what you said, so i told him no thanks sure i could nearly buy another alarm for 100
 

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QUOTE (johnny99 @ Jan 25 2006, 11:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Have you got no spark, no fuel, or no both.

John

Both john, i didn get time this morning to get a look at it, back in work now, so hopefully tomorrow
ill start pulling wires!

someone said it could be the haul sender or something? but i still think its the alarm
 

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If you have no spark and no fuel, then it's not the hall sender as this will only affect the spark, not the fuel. Did you do as Ronan said, and if so was the wire at the back of the ignition switch looped into the alarm. If you follow all the wire's from the alarm unit and disconnect them, this will have the alarm de-activated.

Then see if it starts. If not check for a spark, and listen to hear the fuel pump running. The pump will only run for about 2 seconds after the ignition is switched on, and then stop. You will need to switch the ignition on and off a few times to be sure.

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I had the same problem with my Corrado only it happened during rush hour with me in traffic blocking the slip road. The car cut out due to lack of fuel. Tried everything and took the keys out, the alarm armed itself (after 30 seconds) I had to disarm it again and I turned over the car and it fired up. So from personal experience I would say its the alarm. If I were you I would try to disconnect the immobiliser side of the alarm (1 or 2 curcuits depending on the alarm usually behind the fuse box and ignition barrel). That way you still have some security on the car.
 

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Fixed this morning thankfully, wasnt the alarm at all, it was the engine managment relay, relay # 30, alarm ect is perfect!
 
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