I have been searching around on here and can't find a whole lot about this particular code. I have replaced the ignition switch and my issue is still persisting.
02' GTI 18T
EPC light came on a week or so ago
Code: 17072/P0688/001672 - ECM Power Relay Load Circuit: (J271): Open Circuit
This has been an ongoing issue back in December it started when i was slowing to a stop and all the electronics shut off radio, dash lights, headlights all lights. But the motor stayed running, after about a second of me freaking out everything came back on and I was on my way.
Well now it's to the point that when im slowing to a stop the car has died fully electronics and the engine, but when you try to start it it won't start. The lights on the dash won't come on and it won't crank, so after fiddling w/ the keys turning in to start nothing take the keys out try again, i do this several times untill it wants to work w/ me.. Now meanwhile all this is going on the clock and the odometer dim and when in the start postion they disapear completly, when i pull the key out of the ignition the clock and the odo. flash dim, to normal you can also hear a clicking noise coming from the dash near the fuse box.
I have had a shop look at it they said everything looked fine and suggested that it was most likely the ignition switch, so i got a new one from the dealer changed the part today and just as i finish the replacement WHAM, starts the same issue so it's not the ignition switch. Brake lights work just fine.... and w/ the clicking it sounds like the relay up there is making the noise but that sounds/seems like it's fine just almost a voltage issue proly too little. The shop is kinda out of suggestions there suggestion was to check the APR SW, or the battery terminals.
Sorry for the long post, i just didn't see any that really pertained to my issue so trying to give as much info as possiable.
Here is the Wiki-ross http://wiki.ross-tech.com/inde...01672
Any input will be much appreaciated thanks ahead of time.