My Jetta won't start?

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Asked by Mar 06, 2014 at 01:37 PM about the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Tried to go to work this morning and my Jetta wouldn't start. I have had this problem before and we have replaced the starter, alternator and battery. It doesn't turn over at all, the lights on the dashboard light up and then shut off. Not sure what else to do.

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Is your battery dead... I know I had a problem with my Jetta with the fan switch sticking and staying on for hours which drained the battery. Not sure if this is your problem. Hope you get some help.

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Yes the battery is dead, we have determined something is draining the battery. We will check the fan switch, thanks

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If you go to the post that is Re: Engine Cooling Fan Won't Turn Off, Even When Engine Is Turned Off You might get some answers there. Hoping you get some answers. We just happened to hear the fan running a couple hours after we shut it off.. then again, we stopped the car and it wasn't until the middle of the night sometime that the fan just started on it own and ran for hours and drained our battery. Go look at that post and it has a couple different answers.

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These are the two parts I am replacing. I am still working of replacing them.. I did remove the fuse that is in the box on top of the battery. I just pulled each one and found which one ran the fan. This I did so my battery wouldn't be drained anymore. I have only been going on small trips and with it being cold it seems to work for right now. Appointment on Friday to have them changed out... Yes, I am bringing the parts, cheaper to buy these online, To replace both at the dealer and with labor, almost $500. Good luck.. keep us posted on what you find. http://www.ebay.com/itm/350888551980?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 http://www.ebay.com/itm/171145340781?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

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I'm having the same problem, bought a gli off of Craigslist. My dad drove it home, everything was fine no problems at all. Went to pick me up at 11 at night and car won't turn over. Dashboard lights up but nothing happens. Could it be the cold or what?

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Guess I'm not alone my car would be Dead once every other week 2003 vw jetta wagon.the battery was bought in feb.New altinator last week the dash lights come on dome light comes on doors lock dam thing wont start even with a jump start so frustrated ready to throw a bomb in it

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Try looking at the fuses... if there is one fuse out the car won't start.

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Ok ill try that thank you

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Hi there it seems that i am not the only with the same problem with volkswagon jetta. They have changed many different parts and my car still acts up. I bought it brand new in 2011 and i still have warranty but volkswagon dealer doesnt want to do anything to help. Has anyone seek legal help?

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I Changed the Battery and then Fuel Filter and Spark plugs oil change and it's doesn't Start and I see EPC

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How can I Start my Jetta I see this EPC

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I switched to a higher grade gasoline and have not had a problem since.

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