A Golf just isn't a
Sud, it sucks
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: United Kingdom
I would say 11.84v will start the car and is normal and battery is OK? (That's why it's called a 12 volt battery) When engine is running the alternator will generate 12-14.5 volts when you put a meter across battery terminal posts. This is not the voltage in the battery but the generation capacity of alternator in the charging system. Make sure posts are clean and +/-properly tight.
My guess is check the ignition module plug by the coil is in properly. it's a square affair that plugs in just under the coil from memory Mine came out once, and had me scratching my head for best part of the day. I worked out by retracing my actions in engine bay I had knocked it when changing the HT leads.
My lights came on but there was just nothing going on. Hope you sort it.
Last edited by rat trap; 25-03-10 at 13:50.