I have a 2003 beetle that will not crank

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Asked by Aug 26, 2015 at 08:30 PM about the 2003 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a 2003 beetle automatic with a bad 1.8 engine ,  I rebuilt engine, all back in and all wires connected now engine will not crank , starter good by jumper , trans switch checked . could this be an anti-thiefed relay

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1,455

Did you turn the engine by hand, to make sure thats not a problem?

10,205

if it were antitheft it would crank turn on for a second then shut back down.

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starter jumped with hand held switch , engine turns with starter like normal, something is not allowing the current from ignition to starter

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1,455

Try resetting the alarm by unlocking the car with the key in the passengers door or hatch-- may have issue in drivers door lock mechanism.

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