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Old 03-15-2021, 12:42 AM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Ontario Canada
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Default No electrical power when battery is hooked up


I just bought this mk3 being told it was parked 12 years ago, and that the last time it was started it was running rough. I changed the plugs today which were likely the culprit and changed the oil.

I then attach a battery via jumper cable and noting happens. Literally nothing turns on. It makes no sounds, no gauges move. So far I have checked the fusible link for the alternator in fuse box beside the battery, and I cleaned the engine to frame ground.

I'm trying to trace the wire that goes from the battery to the kicker panel fuses, but I need to wait for an extra set of hands.

What other things should I be checking? I thought i would be driving this car today, not solving an electrical dilemma haha.
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