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May 29, 2017, 12:47:10 pm

b00mhower

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Ignition question
« on: May 29, 2017, 12:47:10 pm »
So I just bought a 97 passat tdi. My first vdub and my first diesel. Only major issue is with the ignition, it has to be turned all the way back to the start position then pulled up and left to get the starter to engage. The seller said it needed a new switch but i just want to make sure I need an ignition switch not a new lock cylinder and switch. Key turns just fine to all positions and has no problems going in or coming out. Any ideas? Thanks all

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Reply #1May 29, 2017, 12:50:32 pm

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Re: Ignition question
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 12:50:32 pm »
Sorry I might be in the wrong sub, I'm not sure if 97 is b4 or b5

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Reply #2May 29, 2017, 01:13:36 pm

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Re: Ignition question
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 01:13:36 pm »
Sure sounds like a switch and not the cylinder to me.
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Reply #3May 29, 2017, 03:42:22 pm

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 03:42:22 pm »
Sure sounds like a switch and not the cylinder to me.
Thank you, I hate doing stuff like this without another opinion

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Reply #4May 29, 2017, 06:26:06 pm

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Re: Ignition question
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 06:26:06 pm »
Buy an actual VW switch, not an aftermarket one. The aftermarket ones are known to fail quickly leaving you stranded.

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Reply #5May 30, 2017, 01:20:48 pm

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Re: Ignition question
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2017, 01:20:48 pm »
Buy an actual VW switch, not an aftermarket one. The aftermarket ones are known to fail quickly leaving you stranded.

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The current one is leaving me stranded quickly lol I'm getting tired of push starts, if the aftermarket will work until I can find the vw then I'm willing to go for it

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Reply #6May 30, 2017, 08:35:11 pm

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Re: Ignition question
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2017, 08:35:11 pm »
Wire in a relay and push to start switch on the starter and stop pushing that lump of metal.  Easier on the switch anyway. 
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