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2000 VW Jetta

I Have a 2000 vw jetta 2.0 that will not start with drivers side door open, no problems with other doors. I checked and cleaned the ground wires. Any suggestions?

I assume that you once could start the car with the driver’s door open, correct? Why do you want to start the car with the driver’s door open?

Maybe this is a safety thing? European cars are weird sometimes because of different laws in different countries where they are sold.

The car will also shut off if it is running and you open the door you are correct n assuming it would start with door open in the past

Its time to break out a wiring diagram and check out where, if anywhere, the door switch and ignition switch share something in common.