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Beetle 2008 Clutch Switch And Start Problem

Discussion in 'Bugs & Veedubs' started by Buggeroff, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Buggeroff

    Buggeroff New Member

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    Guys can you help please, just bought a 2008 1.6 petrol beetle and have had starting problems.

    Turn the key all lights on the dash but starter motor wont turn, the car will bump start and the RAC have confirmed that there is no live feed to the starter motor solenoid.

    So i am about to change the ignition switch as a start. The fault is interemitent.
    Can anyone tell me do i have to press the clutch to start this model and year as i have noticed that there is a switch on the clutch pedal and i am suspecting this too. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the start circuit for this year. Help please thank in advance.
  2. GUS6

    GUS6 Evvo VIP Club member

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    Hi to be honest it's very quiet in here you might be better popping over to Facebook
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    Shamrockez evvo VIP Club Member & Moderator Staff Member

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    The clutch switch was duff on mine but all it did was stop the cruise control working.

    If there is no live feed to the starter then how would it start with a jump? I'd try changing the battery for a known good one.
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    Could this possibly be an earthing problem somewhere?

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