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      No worries really. Ignition switch failures like...

      No worries really.
      Ignition switch failures like the one you experienced are very very common on these cars, so common that I carry a spare in the glove box when I own a VW.
      Ignition switch...
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      ...... :groansmiley....... :pumpkin:

      ...... :groansmiley....... :pumpkin:
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      No, hazards still don't have a track 15 circuit....

      No, hazards still don't have a track 15 circuit.

      By the OP's 2nd post this thread........

      Absolutely nothing yes or no about 15 is indicated here, this clue with the others point directly and...
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      Is ok. If you can't tell, we're razzing you while...

      Is ok. If you can't tell, we're razzing you while smiling, noooob....... :laugh: :laugh: :wave: :peace:

      Now, about that way beyond too cool '80 you have, got a story to go with it? Like how it...
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      Like, WHOA,WOWZZER!! and the like. Great find,...

      Like, WHOA,WOWZZER!! and the like.
      Great find, where's it been hiding all this time?
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      Positive battery cable connects to the fuse/relay...

      Positive battery cable connects to the fuse/relay panel at "Terminal P", check there.
      Check also the positive connections on the starter solenoid.
      Does the car have an auto or manual trans?...
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      My first guess is that the bolts that secure the...

      My first guess is that the bolts that secure the strut tubes to the knuckles didn't get tightened properly.
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      Work to buy parts so you can work on your car so...

      Work to buy parts so you can work on your car so you can drive it to work to buy parts.

      One little crash, start over..........
    12. Drain the engine oil. Go fishing with your...

      Drain the engine oil.
      Go fishing with your telescopic magnet through the drain plug hole, chances are good the stud is just laying there on the bottom of the pan.
      Worst case, pull the pan.
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      I'm thinking you'll be lucky to get as much as...

      I'm thinking you'll be lucky to get as much as $500 for the car with a blown trans.

      Fix and keep it. Don't forget the rear main seal while the trans is out.

      Do the coolant pump, timing and serp...
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      Maybe. Booster test; Sit in the driver seat,...

      Maybe.

      Booster test;
      Sit in the driver seat, engine off, pump the pedal several times until it firms up significantly.
      While holding the pedal down hard, start the engine, as the booster...
    15. How's the new stereo working?

      How's the new stereo working?
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      DING DONG, 100% WRONG! If the diaphragm in...

      DING DONG, 100% WRONG!


      If the diaphragm in the FPR has ruptured, fuel WILL be pumped directly through the rupture into the intake manifold regardless of whether the injectors are opening or...
    17. The "WD" in WD-40 stands for "Water...

      The "WD" in WD-40 stands for "Water Displacement".
      WD-40 is NOT a lubricant, it's a solvent, somewhat of a penetrant.

      For the insides of switches, use electrical contact cleaner/lubricant.
      WD...
    18. If you want to replace only the rear bushing as...

      If you want to replace only the rear bushing as shown in the pic quoted below on the lower left, it's very very simple.

      Expect to be able to leave the control arm on the car, remove only the...
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      Location of the hole to drill is specified...

      Location of the hole to drill is specified precisely in the A3 Bentley on Page 48-8, Fig.9.

      BUT, from the symptoms posted, the lock cylinder is not the car's issue.
      If you were to remove the...
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      Weld.

      Weld.
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