will not turn over.. no starter kick nothing on 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

my '99 vw jetta will not turn over lights come on and every thing but no starter kick nothing...help

by in Ontario, CA on March 22, 2011
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ANSWER by on March 22, 2011
It could be many things, unfortunately and without experiencing the problem first hand or being able to do some basic diagnostic tests its hard to say. Try "jump starting the car" using jumper cables and another vehicle. It could be insufficient voltage in the battery (bad battery, have the battery charged and tested)., make sure the battery connections are clean tight and secure. Next I would check for power (12 volts) at the small wire at the starter when a friend turns over the ignition key to the start position. If there is power going to the starter from the ignition switch and the starter has battery voltage at the large wire at the starter, in this case the starter may be deffective.
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COMMENT by on March 26, 2011
it was the starter, Thank you for your answer patrick mannion
COMMENT by on July 23, 2011
its not the starter, or the battery or battery connections, also the locks dont work