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My beetle has been running awesome lately...I should never think that! Park it over night. Come out and crank but no start. Smelled gas all is well there, checked injectors they are ok. Pulled a wire, no spark. Did some research and purchased and changed the crank sensor. Still no spark. AZG motor. Checked the relays behind the air cleaner and all fuses are good. Any suggestions?
 

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I believe so unless there are hidden fuses...on the battery box, and on the left side of the dash. Are there others?
 

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I suppose anything is possible; I would start with the basics and check all the fuses. The ignition barrel can break and stop the switch from turning (it is the link between the key tumbler and the electrical switch portion), the switch can break, wires can melt and because of this, the ignition may not be "on".


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Good question; I would recheck all fuses and the ignition key/tumbler/barrel/switch first and make sure there isn't any issues there. The videos; are somewhat long and drawn out but it shows, the common issues with wiring melting, causing a no start issue.

These videos; run through a series of tests and checking the ignition switch issues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVKuCWDUMZQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnWFDJ0YUGU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsz...WFDJ0YUGU&annotation_id=annotation_2471268673

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmS...zObMlBjQs&annotation_id=annotation_4009814921

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrI...SVsQtaUyU&annotation_id=annotation_1860265495

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5J...IovfqQErg&annotation_id=annotation_2730864769
 

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Thanks for the help so far. Wire s176 on top of the battery is slightly melted, but from what I can see from researching is that the s176 wire controls lights and locks etc. Think it could have anything to do with the no spark?
 

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No observable melting around the switch and everything..except what is causing the no spark has power. Just ordered a used ECM and we'll see. SIGH:mad:
 

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So, did you didn't replace the switch? They aren't expensive; did you remove it and look at it? I usually remove it and turn it with a screwdriver, to see if that makes any difference. Mine was cracked, heavily worn and it was a easy swap; this has fixed a no start issue, for some. This is a very common part; used on the Golf, Jetta and New Beetle; should be available, at most auto parts stores.

https://www.google.com/webhp?source...espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=new+beetle+ignition+switch+
 

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I doubt its the ECU. While they do fail, there is usually another culprit.
 
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