This is a discussion on Friends 02 bugeye wrx wont start within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by MainFrame Slow cranking sounds like it's not getting enough power. Are you sure the battery is good? ...
If it was just the alternator it should still start, but then die when the battery gets drained. A bad alternator could ruin the battery though.. I suppose it could be a weak starter, but I would bet on battery first.
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That "blue tuner" is Vag-com cable. I use the exact same one.
With that messy cabling I wouldn't be surprised if something shorted.
I'd check where that jenky switch and button goes to.
Good luck man.
Probably wouldnt be a bad idea to get a new harness and start fresh.
on a side note. He got a new starter, not sure if he has installed it yet. I also heard through the grapevine from a mutual friend of ours, that his problems became apparent after going through a rather large puddle (hes got a CAI) I am curious if he actually hyrdrolocked his engine.. I don't mean to sound mean but the kid isn't very bright. He just bought this car cause he knew he wanted a WRX and he had cash in hand. I don't really blame him for this, I too am very impulsive. However the car had a lot of work done to it and from the looks of it, the previous owner cut a lot of corners. Its quite the shame too because I personally love the bug eyes and I would hate to see him haul this to the junk yard cause he doesn't have the desire to fix it.. if I had a few grand just laying around (and a garage) I would most certainly buy the car and try to work on it and not even touch my 2013 lol.