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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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volkswagen passat 56 plate 1.9 tdi having problems with starting

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volkswagen passat 56 plate 1.9 tdi having problems with starting have to put pushstart key in at least20 times before it starts when ignision lights eventually come on you have to wait a further 5 mins till it registers then push the key in then starts leave the key in all the time it will start all the time help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.


Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to
assist you with your question.

The issue that you are having is the ignition switch is starting to electrically fail which is causing the key not to be reconized,this is not a key problem.The ignition switch will need to be replaced to fix this issue.

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