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So I parked my Jetta ('06 2.5) 2 nights ago, when I went to start it yesterday morning, the starter seems to work fine- turns over, then instead of idling down, it turns off. Must have tried it 5 times yesterday and 2-3 times today, always the same thing.

Since the instrument panel isn't lighting up, I figured it was a fuse. I checked 2 fuse boxes looking for a blown fuse, but none look bad. Because of the IP I'm still quite certain this is electrical. Any recommendations before I call the garage to come check it out?

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Removed/reattached battery and now it runs fine. Airbag warning light is on though. Thoughts on that? – therealsix May 27 '12 at 14:23

Could be a short, but most likely was a bad connection on the battery causing a short, thus the car turned itself off to prevent any damages, now that everything works, check the fuses again to see about the airbag light.

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