Okay, all I need some help here.
Just picked up a 1998 VW Jetta K2 for the wife. I have always been a VW guy, and she has always wanted one since she met me. I determined that her Honda was not worth fixing, so we found a MkIII Jetta for her. She loves it already. She had to wait a week after we got it until we had time to do the title transfer and I spent that week cleaning up the paint. Looks Awesome. She got to drive it 2 days to work. On the third day, it wouldn't start. No crank. No starter noise. Nothing but appropriate relays clicking. The last time she drove it, several weird electrical things happened. First, the radio got "fuzzy." The wife didn't think anything of it. Assumed it was just an area of bad reception. Then the gauges went haywire. After normalizing, it acted like it was going to stall out. On the freeway doing 65. Luckily it didn't. She made it home, but now the car won't start. She is really bummed out and I am really frustrated.
When I first started looking at things, I jacked the driver side up and removed the wheel for easy access to the starter. Upon a scan I got several codes:
00638 - Engine/Transmission Electrical Connection 2 - sporadic - no signal
00518 - Throttle Position Sensor (G69) - static - Signal outside tolerance
00293 - Multi-function Switch (F125) - static - undefined switch condition
I have checked voltage at battery and starter. Everything checks out. I cleaned the grounds in the engine bay. The starter was replaced last month, just before we bought the car. I replaced the ignition switch. Removed the F125 switch and cleaned blades and harness connector. I found some broken and/or stripped of insulation wires in the door hinge areas and repaired them. When I got the car back on the ground, I reset the codes to see what came back. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
Please help. I am not really sure where to go from here, aside from having it towed somewhere to have them diagnosis it. Don't really want to do that.
Thanks in advance,