08 Jetta wont crank

Asked by Jun 01, 2015 at 08:45 PM about the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

M y08 Jetta 2.5 shut down while driving along. I managed to pull off the road and put it
in park. I turned the key and it would not turn over. No dash lights, no alarm pings or
ding dings, gear shift stuck in park, no nothing. When I turn to the on position the fan
and radio works, windows work and remote locks work. But nothing from the key. No
warning lights either. The battery is fully charged I am sure of that. Lights and horn
work. I ran a jumper wire from the + on the battery to the starter and the starter spun
the engine over normally. Still no crank or dash lights. I removed the plug from the
ignition switch and jumped across the terminal and still nothing. Can anyone help. The
car belong to my elderly neighbor and she has no money to send the car to a VW
repair shop.

10 Answers

18,510

You may have a blown ignition switch fuse. I should be located under the hood in a fuse box usually near one of the fender wells.

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Also try to reset an alarm malfunction by unlocking the car from the trunk or the passengers door.

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18,510

Try putting the car in neutral if the car is a automatic and see if it starts then.

18,510

Also have your alternator tested. I have seen some vehicles that a bad alternator will cause the vehicle to shut down.

18,510

If it stops charging.

18,510

There could also be a blown fuse to alternator in fuse box.

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I'm guessing either the serpentine belt snapped or the engine seized from never having oil or fluids changed, especially when you have electrical power. Call a charity and donate it for parts.

Did you ever find out what was wrong with the car? I am having the same problem with my 2008 jetta

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I'm having the exact same problem with my 08 jetta

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Key battery or the key lost programming

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