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Offline kuytre

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2000 Beetle failing to crank
« on: June 25, 2019, 05:14:22 pm »
Good Afternoon everyone

I have a 2000 beetle with the 2L petrol motor, auto gearbox, and about 6 months ago I parked it up as we did not need to drive it for a while. During this time I have periodically put a battery in, started and driven it just to keep it good.
However the last time I tried to do this, it will not crank whatsoever. Doesn't even try. All of the accessories come on as normal.
I can guarantee it is a good battery as it starts my V8 Falcon perfectly fine and has a good voltage reading.

I have checked the fuse box by the drivers door, they all look good, I have checked the fuses on the top of the battery and they are all OK. I have pulled the dash apart and checked the fuses by the pedal box and they are OK.
I haven't checked the relays but it strikes me as odd that it would work fine every time until this time - really sounds like I've blown a fuse.

Is there anything I could have missed?


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Re: 2000 Beetle failing to crank
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 10:06:16 pm »
Tried shifting to neutral?
Sounds like park interlock relay stopping it.
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Offline kuytre

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Re: 2000 Beetle failing to crank
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 06:28:22 pm »
Hey, yes I thought it mightve been the inhibitor switch so I tried neutral and all other gears.