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Urgent - 2008 (Mk6) Ignition Problem - No Dashboard Lights


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Yesterday the car was fine, no problems whatsoever, today I tried turning the ignition on, cue no dashboard lights (warning symbols/trip computer), no noise from the starter motor, nothing. The immobiliser hasn't been set off and the radio/interior light work, however the headlights don't turn on.

Made a call to the RAC, guy came out and checked the battery (98% charged)....3 hours later he says it's an electrical problem but couldn't narrow it down.

He checked the following:

battery Status

Terminals

Fuses

Some connection near the door which he said comes off if it has a knock.

Has anyone experienced this before?

I'd really appreciate any help as I'm due to go back home in a few days (2 hours away), I don't mind trying things no matter how random they are!

Thanks!

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Thanks for replying, I've solved it!

For anyone with the same issue there is a backup slot for a normal fuse to replace the main ignition one, try this (nick the cigarette lighter 15A one), or just replace the main ignition fuse if you have a spare one.

Also advice, never use RAC, I asked him directly and he said he had checked "ALL" the fuses, after I went out and bought some, tried it and now the car starts!

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He may have checked them visually, not for continuity

You should always check them for continuity or replace any that could be at fault

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Not sure if I was clear, the fix I have used is temporary, the ignition fuse has gone, he surely should've tested the fuse if that was the main problem, or is that not standard?

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Yes. You were clear.

I'm saying, he may have indeed checked all of the fuses.

BUT he only LOOKED at them and didn't TEST them

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