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Intermittent Start-up Fault, No Response When Key Is Turned.

01 October 2015 - 10:45 PM

Hi Everyone,

Hope somebody can come up with a possible solution to this fault.  I have a 2006 2.0L TDCi Diesel Hatch (6 speed manual).


The Fault

Sometimes when I turn the key to start the car I get no response at all (just silence).  I wait for the self checks to complete and the lights to go out and then attempt to start, but nothing happens not even the dials sweep round or the lights dim, there is no click as if it was trying to turn the starter motor. sometimes I can do this 4 or 5 times before it starts. This only happens intermittently, most times it starts first time.  The battery is fully charged and the terminals are clean and tightly secured so no problem from that.  It's as if a relay is not pulling in (but which one), or could it be an earth fault ?  It doesn't matter whether the engine is hot or cold or what the weather is like.


Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated as it's really starting to annoy me  :wub: