Hello there Mick -
Thank you for your reply and further info..
My apologies, I have just re read and noted that you say it will turn the engine if you short the starter - ( it wont start like that if you dont have the key in - or the immob is active ) so it wont be as I said no..sorry about that.
So - basically if this is an immobiliser fault- you will have the led on the roof lining either not on at all when it should be - ( or near the clock if later model )
Basically the system should operate as follows:
- System arms 5 seconds after switching ignition OFF.
- Switch ignition ON.
- Ensure system LED illuminates for 3-5 seconds.
- If LED flashes rapidly at regular intervals for approximately 1 minute, then flashes at irregular intervals:
- Remove key and try again.
Now - as you dont have a spare key - or the original Red key - if its a key issue - you would have to have that done with a Ford dealer - or, and I would suggest , a mobile auto locksmith - who can come to you .. they can cut keys / program them and all sorts. You would have to check costs with them..as they all charge differently.
The other thing to note though - is check the wiring - pay careful attention to the wiring near the injector pump - and the connectors.. any bad wiring / connections there - will cause a loss of the red security LED -and hence, no starting... So its worth checking all that first.
Its not usual for an engine to stop though caused by an immobiliser fault - but that could have been coincidental - the first thing to check is what's happening with that LED...as above - and then progress from there - if thats the case as I mentioned- you have to work through on as I ve said to get this sorted.. But do carefully check that wiring - its a common fault on these Mick - Let me know how you go..
Kind Rgds - MIKE.
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