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 Post subject: help needed
Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:19 am 
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Hi guys, need some help. not sure what forum to post this in as i'm unsure if the problem is electrical, mechanical or something else. mods move if necessary.

i recently bought a 92 NC 5.0L fairlane cheap, i thought the inhibitor switch was stuffed as it wouldnt start, got all reds, no click, was like it goes when trying to start a car in park.
when i got it the bloke i bought it from started the car up by crossing the wires at the starter relay under the bonnet. i replaced the inhibitor switch with one that i know works and still have the same problem, so it may be something to do with the smartlock?? hope someone can help me out, thanks heaps.
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 Post subject: Re: help needed
Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:03 pm 
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Likely to be the smartlock module, its above the handbrake lever, behind the plastic.

As you hold the key in the cranking position, smack the dash just above the handbrake lever. If it starts, change the smartlock module. If it doesn't change it anyway, could still be it.

Just be sure to get the right one for your car.
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 Post subject: Re: help needed
Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:57 pm 
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thanks SLO247, will try that and post back
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Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:59 pm 
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Another way I have learnt to getthe car running when the smartlock stuffs up is to do the following.
Its crazy and seems stupid but it works most of the time.
Turn ignition on so reds are up.
Turn headlights on.
Hold key to start position
Whilst still holding the key to start turn the headlights off.
Car should start.
I used to laugh when I was told this by one of the boys at work , but he made me eat my words when he come down from home to work at 3 in the morning when my old EB Fairmont pile of crap wouldnt start and he got it running in 10 seconds after my hours worth of stuffing around with it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: help needed
Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:41 pm 
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haha f**k that would been safer than shorting across the fuse box with a stainless multi tool while turning the key, when I couldn't find the short, hahaha :lol: :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: help needed
Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:07 pm 
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EVL098 tried that and it doesnt work on mine.
i just noticed tho that when i turn the key off from reds i hear 2 loud clicks coming from the vicinity of the smartlock module, could anyone let me know if they hear the same thing or if its something wrong with mine?

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