Checked both of those out this morning.oil light blinking is normal for a non-running engine.
Look for 12v on the starter solenoid, if that isn't there when the key is moved to start, then see if Jumping the Solenoid straight to the battery will move the starter. Make sure that the solenoid pick wire in on the as you look at it the right side of the solenoid.
My engine is from an 87 and the starter is a small form factor like that. I got a cheapy since the car has barely been out of the driveway and I just need to not have to push it.Upgrade to the year 2000 automatic TDI starter. Much better starter and no more replacing the bushings in the transmission