The problem is intermittent, and every time is has happened, I have been able to "fix it" by moving the steering wheel. There are never any fault lights on the dashboard. It is not key specific. My understanding is there are 2 conditions for the start relay to be energized.
1: Gear selector- not the problem
2: The ring coil, which changes impedance, when there is metal( the key) in the ignition
I am not sure what the input from the DME does, my guess was that was to prevent you from starting the car when it was running.
It appears to be a simple system, with no computer signals involved (no bus) so it should be possible to jumber it out, if you are willing to forego the driveaway protection, or ?
Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 5:19 PM