Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You

Go Back   TDIClub Forums > TDI Model Specific Discussions Areas > VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs

VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

Thread Tools
Old May 19th, 2017, 13:59   #61
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Orlando
TDI(s): B4 Passat

Crap then I think I did burn it out. Was running great then it died all of a sudden. Now if I turn the key relay 109 starts clicking like mad and car wont turn on.

I'm an idiot when it comes to electrical stuff, I need to do more research.

This is so weird! I understand that the solenoid wire should get 12v but unless I hook that wire up to ground nothing int he car works. The mileage on the cluster shows up but no power to windows, radio, starter, etc. As soon as you hook it up to ground the car can crank the windows roll up the radio comes on. Wouldn't it be possible to diagnose bad ground by taking off the current ground wire and hooking up a new one to anywhere on the engine?

Last edited by abuzar1; May 19th, 2017 at 16:49.
abuzar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19th, 2017, 19:58   #62
Veteran Member
vanbcguy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC

I'm betting you have a bad body ground or main engine ground wire. The main chassis ground is under the battery - follow the negative battery cable and you should find it.

Sent from my XT1097 using Tapatalk
My build thread: http://www.vwdiesel.net/forum/index.php?topic=32967.0
vanbcguy is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My passat still wont start jcrad VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs 4 July 9th, 2013 09:26
97 passat overheated wont start HugoStiglitz VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs 11 June 3rd, 2013 20:08
96 Passat TDI wont shutoff on first try MaroonB4 VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs 7 October 2nd, 2011 14:44
Passat 96 tdi B4, intermitant/wont/start robinhood949 VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs 8 July 8th, 2009 11:39
Sudden loss of power on 96 Passat Metalnerd VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) 26 May 26th, 2002 10:21

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:02.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.11609 seconds with 12 queries
[Output: 54.54 Kb. compressed to 50.28 Kb. by saving 4.26 Kb. (7.81%)]