It has been a frustrating few weeks. The good times after removing the CEL eliminator didn't last. It's back to how it was. I've also added a few other symptoms to the list. My start button hasn't worked well for a while. Finally got around to disassembling the button and testing it and it's fine. This made me start wondering if these could be related.
Could this be immobiliser related? The start button absolutely could, but what about the throttle issues?
Since the last update I completely redid all my wiring at the battery, the cables had been very bad previously. I also installed a battery shut-off since I'd been meaning to do that. I did a visual inspection of engine ground through the wheel well and all looked good, but in the next couple of weeks I plan to get the car up, take the engine pan off and check it more thoroughly. I also plan on buying a new battery when I can afford it. Unfortunately this is all going on while I'm in the middle of a job change and big move.
I've found a copy of the alarm system manual and some wiring diagrams and this afternoon plan on trying to disable the immobiliser. That doesn't seem nearly as common with the PFK system.
The reason I'm going after the alarm is around the time this all started I started getting an occasional weak half chirp when I unlocked the car. It's a long shot, but it may at least fix my start button issue.
Edit: I have read SirLotus' account of chasing this start button issue, I will be following his steps as I can. Unfortunately the PO glued the panel the alarm control is behind into the dash which will slow me down a bit.
Perpetually broken2008 Elise SC
2000 Jeep Cherokee
Last edited by daehimeh; 06-05-2018 at 02:06 PM.