Hi, hoping someone might be able to help!
We have an N reg Volkswagen Polo which seems to be suffering an intermittent problem with the electrics/starting. The car often works fine, however more and more recently it has taken to dying completely when you turn the engine off and won't restart -by dying completely I mean that when you put the key in and turn, nothing happens, the clocks aren't visible, the radio is off, hazard lights won't work. Then, after a period of time ranging from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours, the clock and mileage clock come back on again and you can restart the car (you have to reset the clock and the radio but the mileage clock still shows the correct mileage). Up until today, the problem has only occurred when you stop the car and turn the engine off, but today the car cut out while at a standstill in traffic, leaving me stranded and unable to even put the hazard lights on. Luckily, some kind gents from the car place (Dynamic Autos on Attercliffe Rd- big thank you once again!)across the road where able to push me over to the side of the road, and as they did so, the electrics came back up again, but then died again just a moment later. They had a quick look but could not see anything obvious wrong under the bonnet - one suggested it could be something to do with a relay?
Any ideas on what could be wrong? We are supposed to be making a 250 mile trip at the weeked but am a bit worried about doing so now, and we can't really afford to spend a fortune at a garage who may not be able to fix it as its so ittermittent.
Thanks in advance!