Would you agree with my diagnostic?
Took chitty away for 5 days and just arrived home. Chitty drove really well all the way there, on arrival at the campsite and being directed to our pitch, I pulled up and wanted to reverse onto it, pulled forward and the engine died a sudden death like you'd just stalled it, turned the key too start it again and no ignition lights what so ever, turning the key produced nothing dead as a dodo. New battery with plenty of charge. got next door neighbours on the site to give us a hand push it into place and set up camp, once set up I removed the dash around ignition and tested with my meter, I had a live feed and turning the key also gave me a live feed on ignition and on start up, Checked fuses and they were all fine, checked for live feed to the pump and it was dead, so the live feed is lost some where between the switch and the pump also no feed to starter motor. Under the passengers side I found the old immobiliser that I know from previous experience that if I took the immobiliser out I suffered the same symptoms as I'm getting now total dead. for a bodge up repair I wired a live feed via a new fuse, so I connect the fuse to give the pump a live feed, then another wire from starter that I touch the battery live to start engine.
My diagnosis is I suspect that the immobiliser has finally given up and is faulty but the dam thing has around 20-30 wires wired into it and finding the wires connected to the relay is going to be a nightmare, if I can't find the wires responsible then the whole lot will have to be traced and rewired back to the original loom. The immobiliser was professionally installed and this means that all wire connections are soldered and wrapped to blend in with the vehicles own loom.
Started her up for the homeward journey using my bodge up wiring and she started a treat, drove home with no problems and battery was charging, had indicators and brake lights, horn etc.
Any advice or a different diagnosis I could check would be most welcome.
Last edited by Jeff Brown; 19-04-2017 at 01:00 PM.
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