Hoping you can help... After jumping a friends car last week, a
colleagues 1997 Jetta won't start. The problem is unusal... The
electrical system sees to be OK - power to the lights, radio, signals,
wipers, etc. However, turn the key to start and nothing!
I checked all fuses - they're good.
Working backwards, I found that there was no power to the starter
solenoid. I made up a wire and jumped the solenoid to 12V on the
battery... starts right up!
After a good deal of internet searching, I suspected a problem with
the alarm system. I disconnected the 6-pin connector from the alarm
module and jumpered pins 5 & 6. Still nothing.
Any thoughts on where else we might look...? How best to further
troubleshoot this problem?
Thanks in advance for your help.