Greetings and salutations.
Yesterday as I was working on my car i notice some exposed copper wire leading to my starter. 5 minutes later after a slight grinding sound while driving downhill the car stopped , no power. I turned the key but absolutely nothing occured , no attempt to start or turn ,, nothing. Now with the key out of the ignition the dashboard symbols all light up and stay on. So , I have disconnected the negative cable from the battery for now. So does anyone know if i have done something to the ecu or could it simply be a fuse thats blown or a relay or would it be possible that the starter or starter solenoid are beyond repair Where do i start before i start to make things worse. 2002 VW cabrio automatic