Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I am a licensed diagnostic and repair technician, I look forward to working with you.I noticed after the initial problems you have you say the car will not start at all now. Do the lights still illuminate on the dash as normal, and is the engine cranking over on the starter when you try to start it?
all warning lights come on and stay on although the 2 digital clocks milage ect dont work at all and the lights outside car work perfect there are no 2 show there on in the car
yes it starts but instantley cuts out can hear petrol prime
all the warning lights light up and stay on
Ok, this actually sounds like the instrument panel has failed, on the MK4 golf the immobiliser control unit is part of the instrument cluster, which based on the fact the LCD displays are not working sounds like the circuit board has failed causing it to loose communication with the immobliser. The fuel pump will always prime regardless, but when you start to crank it will not allow the ECU to provide power to the fuel pump relay.I recommend you get it plugged into a VAG diagnostic system to scan for specific fault codes to confirm the fault before replacing parts, but from experience this is exactly what i would expect to see from a faulty instrument panel.Before you go any further, you can try re-setting the control unit in case this is a glitch, its unlikely but its always worth try.1. Remove keys from the vehicle. 2. Disconnect the battery NEGATIVE (-) terminal3. Wait 5-10 mins for the power to discharge from all control units4. Reconnect and tighten the battery terminal.This will completely reset all control units and so can sometimes clear faults like this, otherwise unfortunately i think its going to need a new instrument cluster to cure the problem.
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wud a instrument cluster stop it starting
Yes it would on these models as the immobiliser control unit is part of the instrument cluster
wud this get worse gradually because it used 2 start but nothing now tryed battery off no diffrence at all
easy fix is it
ok 2 get 1 out ov a scrap golf put straight in