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 Post subject: another smartlock fail
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:50 pm 
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So i spent my sunday, among other things, finally replacing a stripped odometer sun gear in my XG's sports dash cluster.

To do this job, of course i had to totally remove the instruments to strip it down. Incidentally i also replaced a water temp sender (sensor for dash temp gauge, not ecu) and thermostat. Thats it, though i did lose a bit of coolant i did my best to ensure the distributor didnt get a green bath.

Now that i want to start up again everything has power as per usual, with no blown fuses. Battery voltage seems normal though i did have the door open pretty much the whole day with the int. Light on.

Trying to start the car gives me total silence. Not a single noise coming from anywhere.

is there a reset process that can help me? I read something about leaving the key in the ignition on ON position for a while but it was fairly vague info and seemed to be ef/el series predominantly. And yea, i did a search on this for about 45mins . It wasnt much help somehow, even though it seems everyone asks the same things :x
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 Post subject: Re: another smartlock fail
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Any help i can get is greatly appreciated, the problem with working on the car on a sunday is not getting work on monday.

Cheers, Andrew
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 Post subject: Re: another smartlock fail
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:00 pm 
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seeing as the door was open all day .... charge up ya batt 1st ok
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 Post subject: Re: another smartlock fail
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:14 pm 
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Admins feel free to delete this thread, save me the shame haha

I stepped away for an hour and came back with a fresh mind, immediately noticing the column shifter i had to move to rip out the dash cluster was still chilling down in 1st.

what a d***head.. :P
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 Post subject: Re: another smartlock fail
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:16 pm 
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amxg wrote:
Admins feel free to delete this thread, save me the shame haha

I stepped away for an hour and came back with a fresh mind, immediately noticing the column shifter i had to move to rip out the dash cluster was still chilling down in 1st.

what a d***head.. :P



I'm sure we've all had those days LMAO

 

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 Post subject: Re: another smartlock fail
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:36 pm 
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I got called out to a breakdown once....car wouldn't start....that's all the info I got before going out to it.
I got there, it was an EF sedan, looked at the shifter to see it in Reverse....shoved it into Park, and whaddiya know, it started.
Easiest call out ever...... :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: another smartlock fail
Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:41 pm 
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amxg wrote:
Admins feel free to delete this thread, save me the shame haha

I stepped away for an hour and came back with a fresh mind, immediately noticing the column shifter i had to move to rip out the dash cluster was still chilling down in 1st.

what a d***head.. :P




lol .... don't worry about it mate ..... me x [from afew years ago] was expecting a girlfriend around .... she got a phone call saying she was just down the road [local chicken place] and couldn't get her car started ..... put it in park........ :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: another smartlock fail
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:35 pm 
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amxg wrote:
Admins feel free to delete this thread, save me the shame haha

I stepped away for an hour and came back with a fresh mind, immediately noticing the column shifter i had to move to rip out the dash cluster was still chilling down in 1st.

what a d***head.. :P



HAHAHAHA Ill save you some pain and tell you that one day, years ago, the old man and I worked on the rear brakes of my 260z. We found a big problem and repaired it and I was so keen to see how well the car would stop now I jumped in, threw it in drive and accelerated.. Wasnt moving. Checked everything i could and after few attempts, realise it was still on the jack.

Yes we do all have those days. :-)
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 Post subject: Re: another smartlock fail
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:06 pm 
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Traced the fault down.. to between the seat and the steering wheel!
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