2006 jetta won't start is it possible that the security system has been tripped?

20

Asked by Oct 03, 2015 at 09:35 PM about the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2006 has something draining the battery.  Have amp clamp trying to identify
where the draw is coming from.  Pulled the fuses one by one to identify where
the draw is.  Now the car won't kick over.  Batter is good and charged up.  Is it
possible that something in the comfort module is causing a problem or is there
a security component that needs to be reset that is stopping the car from
starting?

4 Answers

285

if your comfort has any issues it will show the red steering wheel in instrument cluster, and immobilizer active will show up on message screen, i would suggest taking battery cables off and touch positive and negative ends together for 60 sec , this will clear the keep alive memory in the pcm, and reset everything, good luck ,and just to clarify, dont touch the positive and negative while the are on the battery, touch + and - with cables unattached from battery

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
20

Just to make sure I'm describing this clearly. Get into the car, key in ignition, step on the brake, turn the key clockwise to start the car, and nothing happens. Starter doesn't kick in attempting to start the car. Can't pull the shifter out of park. The center light of the dash console comes on but none of the indicators come on. The battery is new and we've been trickle charging it to keep the level up above 12v. Never getting to a point where the starter will attempt to start the vehicle. In the process of trying to identify where the draw was coming from we pulled the three relays and the fuses that had draw on them as well as the larger fuses. All the fuses still look good and everything is back together but we're unable to get the starter to kick in to attempt to start the car.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Can't turn ignition steering wheel won't lock and I can't turn ignition.

Hi, I am just curious whether you were able to get a solution about this problem. I have a VW Jetta 2006 with the same symptoms; here is my story While driving the car suddenly the engine stopped, by unplugging the ground terminal the car started properly but I was able to run for 5 miles, that happened 2 times. The third time it happened was after I took it to the shop, where I was told it could be the alterator, but I wanted to check others opinion and was told that probably it was corrosion on any cable, so I changed the positve battery cable and apparently it was fixed as I drove for 20 miles without a problem, but today suddenly the engine stopped again and I followed the same procedure as my previos experiences but this time it didn't started, so with Someone's help I bought a starter, which we thought was the issue, but after replacing it it didn't started, there is where we are right now. The car is parked over the street, tomorrow it will be towed for further troubleshooting. I noticed that the gauges on the dashboard don't move and the mileage numbers are not displayed when I turn the key to ON position

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • '02 Jetta won't start....security system issue?? 47 answers

    My son just purchased a '02 Jetta. After trying to install a subwoofer system yesterday the car will not start. Car cranks, lights work etc but the car won't fire. Is it possible he tripped the securi...

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2010 Jetta Broken Stereo 754 answers

    When I turned on my 2010 Jetta TDI yesterday the stereo system did not turn on. Touch screen is black and doesn't respond at all. I have checked the fuse under the hood and behind the radio, but t...

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why won't my 2012 VW Jetta tdi start? 10 answers

    The high pressure injection pump failed on my 2012 Jetta tdi so I replaced it and now the engine won't start. I check the fuse and tested both electric fuel pumps to make sure they were good. I primed...

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI w/ Nav

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My Jetta won't start? 9 answers

    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 da...

    2004 Volkswagen Jetta

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 40,423 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,180
#2 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,720
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
274 Great Deals out of 24,277 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
633 Great Deals out of 88,620 listings starting at $995
Used Volkswagen GTI
71 Great Deals out of 6,873 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Golf
57 Great Deals out of 2,771 listings starting at $2,200
Used Honda Accord
804 Great Deals out of 84,447 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota Corolla
771 Great Deals out of 73,086 listings starting at $1,260
Used BMW 3 Series
983 Great Deals out of 31,677 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,010 Great Deals out of 90,532 listings starting at $650
Used Audi A4
227 Great Deals out of 10,824 listings starting at $1,899
Used Nissan Altima
1,013 Great Deals out of 81,096 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3
227 Great Deals out of 31,657 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volkswagen Beetle
163 Great Deals out of 9,491 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
548 Great Deals out of 57,041 listings starting at $1,095

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 24,295 listings starting at $10,867
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 2,171 listings starting at $9,488
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 2,935 listings starting at $7,250
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
109 Great Deals out of 4,061 listings starting at $4,999
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,557 listings starting at $4,994

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.