Engine Start Button

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Tilley9193
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Engine Start Button

Post by Tilley9193 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:25 pm

2016 mk2 with keyless entry/start. Of late the engine start/stop button seems to be a bit temperamental, sometimes it starts/stops on the first push, other times it takes maybe 7 or 8 attempts before it will die anything. Anyone had something similar? Any solutions?
I’ve been told a replacement button is around £40 for VW?
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Re: Engine Start Button

Post by CNC » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:09 pm

I don't recall anyone on this forum needing a new switch but if you Google it the switches can fail.

Seems a simple enough fix if you are willing to have a go yourself.

This is on a LHD Golf but shows yo how to replace the switch yourself:

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Re: Engine Start Button

Post by Tubemonster » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:27 pm

As the mornings get colder, the engine wont start straight away because the glow plugs are getting heated. This can cause a delay of up to about 3 seconds sometimes I've found (assuming you have a TDI) It's not that is it?
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Re: Engine Start Button

Post by Tilley9193 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:22 pm

Tubemonster wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:27 pm
As the mornings get colder, the engine wont start straight away because the glow plugs are getting heated. This can cause a delay of up to about 3 seconds sometimes I've found (assuming you have a TDI) It's not that is it?
It doesn’t seem to be that, it’s the actual operation of the button. Even to turn the ignition on without starting the car sometimes takes a few pushes

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Re: Engine Start Button

Post by Tubemonster » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:11 pm

Tilley9193 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Tubemonster wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:27 pm
As the mornings get colder, the engine wont start straight away because the glow plugs are getting heated. This can cause a delay of up to about 3 seconds sometimes I've found (assuming you have a TDI) It's not that is it?
It doesn’t seem to be that, it’s the actual operation of the button. Even to turn the ignition on without starting the car sometimes takes a few pushes
That definitely sounds like a poorly button and needs a new one.
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