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Old 06-29-2012, 12:21 AM
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Default Beetle Starts then dies

I got a 02 beetle 2.0 .that turns over but then it dies. I had some work on it in the last few months. Replaced the fans and few coolant hoses due to a leak, also the electricals on the battery box. I had to take it in a few times to get all that worked and running.

Now it starts but dies and just a few days before the ac went out, it just blows warm air.

I keep reading the forums about keys, mafs & immobilizers.

Key
I tried my original key. Locked it manually and started it, but same effect.

Immobolizer
heard about taking the battery cables off and putting the car cables together to reset the system, but I'm not totally sure about it.

MAF
Not sure about this or where its located. Expensive?

What about the fuel pump? Is that an easy replace? I saw some parts were around the $200 range, but I always get screwed with labor. I'm about 40% mechanical and only part time working.

Any help is appreciated
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:51 AM
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Does the Immobilizer light flash in the instrument cluster?
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:03 PM
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What light is it? I have no check codes or anything flashing except the ECU but that doesn't flash except when I leave the key in the ignition.
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If the Immobilizer is the issue, then the ECM will flag:

17978/P1570/005488 - Engine Start Blocked by Immobilizer


Post a full Auto-Scan of the vehicle, I'd like to see what all the different control modules have to say.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:57 AM
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Top pic is just the key in the ignition before I turn it over, and the bottom is after I've turned it over and it's died.

But when it's started there is no check light on. No lights at all.

Thanks for your help
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:25 AM
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Try unlocking it from the hatch.

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its an 02 and I can only unlock it with the remote key or from the button on the inside door. there is no latch key lock.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:34 PM
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I didn't see an immobilizer light come on in either of the two pictures. Still sounds like an immobilizer issue to me. If it turns over, tries to start/run and immediately dies, that sure sounds like immobilizer to me. See if you can get it scanned and post any codes just in case. Since you cannot drive it see if you can borrow or purchase a hand scanner.

Don't worry too much, all the guru's on here will help you get it going! Good luck!
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:47 PM
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Cool Thank You, Thank You so much

It's running. Unplug the battery and cleaned up a little battery corrosion hooked it back up and starts like a champ. The ac even kicked back in.

Thank you so much you saved me!
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