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Author Topic: Something wrong... Ignition, starter, dash  (Read 1069 times)

alexander.a

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Something wrong... Ignition, starter, dash
« on: January 30, 2016, 04:33:00 PM »
I have an 1993 r33 rb25de manual non abs, non hicas.
I've recently installed a radio and decided to turn it on without insulating a few wires. Turned the car on to move it. A little bit of smoke from where it connects to the radio and the car stalled.

Now I've got no dash lights, no starter motor. Checked the fuses and there is no power to any of the ignition or starter fuses. What could this be???

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Re: Something wrong... Ignition, starter, dash
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 07:16:28 PM »
Did you check the fuses in the engine bay as well? Wires still shorting?

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Re: Something wrong... Ignition, starter, dash
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 07:39:43 PM »
Fuses are all good, under bonnet as well. No shorts that I can see. Fried ecu??

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Re: Something wrong... Ignition, starter, dash
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 03:01:31 AM »
Check that the battery terminals and earth strap are clean and tight. Short out the starter solenoid to see if it spins. Use a multimeter to see how far the current is going. More likely to be the ingnition switch than the ecu that is faulty. Is the battery in good cond and fully charged?

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Re: Something wrong... Ignition, starter, dash
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2016, 09:40:12 PM »
Well it was a fuse all along. But it was a fuse in the boot.
Only after a few minutes of fiddling with the battery I saw the fuse box!!
Replaced the fuse and everything is good (was the fuse labelled main)

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