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    Thread: Car qwont turn over with a new battery

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      02-24-2012 03:47 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by BrothaVduBVA View Post
      Here are the results from the multimeter taken a few moments ago:

      12.85-12.95 Idle
      11.87 Idle and Radiator fans running
      11.65 Idle all accessories and AC compressor running

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      With those numbers, your alternator is not charging.

      Check the big battery fuse (IIRC in the fuse box on top of the battery, check the big wire between alternator and battery, and check the alternator control circuit, in that order. If they're all OK, replace the alternator.
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      03-02-2012 11:51 AM #27
      14.3-14.8 give or take.
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      03-05-2012 10:22 AM #28
      hey guys ... just wanted to update... dealer ship recall fixed all the issues ... I would totally recommended that if you have not, yourself, checked with a dealer on if you have any outstanding recalls on your cars ... do it today!!!!!It can be an easy cheap way to kill your problems.

      Thanks to every one on the suggestions and help on this issue.

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      03-05-2012 12:31 PM #29
      So what did they fix under the recall?

      And to the OP, is your issue fixed yet?
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      03-06-2012 12:34 PM #30
      They replaced the hazard Light switch and the Break light Switch. I have not had to jump start my car since Saturday morning, after leaving the dealer and I didn't pay one red cent!

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      03-09-2012 05:42 PM #31
      could be a coil issue.

    7. 07-18-2012 01:30 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by snoname View Post
      Check the fuse box above your battery and the output of your alternator. Could very easily be both, sounds like an issue I had a few months back...


      My fuse and fuse box look the same as this photo. Rebuilt alternator installed 2 months ago, advised to get new battey and didn't. What was the cause of your problem? Looks really similar...And what damage was done? My fuse had actually melted... And a new fuse just started smoking.

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      07-18-2012 06:38 AM #33
      Replace the alternator wire.

      If you were advised to get a new battery, you probably should. If you install a new alternator with a weak battery, the alternator warranty will be voided.
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    9. 07-21-2012 05:38 AM #34
      Hi my 1996 golf MK3 will not start it has a factory fitted imob and as I put key in the hazard lights just bleep and makes clicking sound, I have been told the ecu could have blown so I have got a new ecu with key and key reader and here is the big but lol I cant find the ecu, if any one knows if I am in the right place for the problem, if not could you tell me or a picture of were the ecu is would be great, I really want to get my car going as i have always loved the MK3 Golfs cheers

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      07-21-2012 08:59 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Apollo1990 View Post
      Hi my 1996 golf MK3 will not start it has a factory fitted imob and as I put key in the hazard lights just bleep and makes clicking sound, I have been told the ecu could have blown so I have got a new ecu with key and key reader and here is the big but lol I cant find the ecu, if any one knows if I am in the right place for the problem, if not could you tell me or a picture of were the ecu is would be great, I really want to get my car going as i have always loved the MK3 Golfs cheers
      Are you sure it's the factory alarm?
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    11. 07-21-2012 11:06 AM #36
      yes sure it is

    12. 07-21-2012 11:07 AM #37
      yes very sure it is

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      07-21-2012 11:58 AM #38
      Is this a US-market car?
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    14. 07-28-2012 01:00 PM #39
      No it might not be but it looks it, just bought an ecu, key wire , and key, do you know were ecu is ? cheers jay

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      07-28-2012 01:04 PM #40
      Well the stock alarm module is easy enough to bypass. Unplug it and jump the two fat red wires together. That'll take the anti-theft completely out of the loop.
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    16. 07-31-2012 09:57 PM #41
      And most importantly, the inner one, the one that's the third from the right, what is it for? Mine is burnt out and looks like it has been for a while but I can't tell that there's been anything wrong as a result!

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