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Radio not working

I have a 98 vw golf. For some reason my radio will only work when my key is turned halfway. If I turn it all the way, it shuts off. The dinger that makes noise when you leave the door open also only goes off when the key is halfway turned. And all the fuses under the dash are good. Can anyone help?
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Probably your ignition switch.
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So I probably need a new ignition?
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Here's my logic. Since the ignition switch controls the relay, if the problem was the ignition switch wouldn't the trunk release button in the center console quit working too, since they're on the same fuse?
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if you can find me a wiring diagram i can probably pinpoint your issue. you would have to do all of the testing for me, take a bunch of pics and maybe i can just see it in the pictures
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Okay I will get some pictures of the wiring harness and what else? Right now I just have the power wire wired to the fuse box.
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you want your stereo power wired to the ignition so that it has power in the on and running position
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Just going to have to take everything apart and get under there and look as soon as I get the time to do it.
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strange, everyone seems to have the same problem, i asked some guyz and they said it might be a burnt fuse, or short ground, whatever it is, i still dont know how to fix mine, i guess i have to take the stereo out and look for any cables that are messed up, from there on, i dont konw what to do, if you guys find out let us know pls...good luck
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oh and i found this online, hopefully its helps out...

1997 Volkswagen Golf III Stereo Wiring Information

http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed.../obdIIbase.jpg

and one last thing, i noticed that one of the back doors was replaced, now the problem is that i dont seem to find the speaker wires , i thought the speaker didnt workbut when i got in there, i found out that it wasnt plugged in to anything, so do you guys know where are those damn cables?! the electornic locck works so it makes me think that its somewhere there.. let me know thanks!
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