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I just bought an 06 elise. Put 1000 incredible miles on it in the last two weeks. Ran fine. It sat for two days, now it will not start. I've disconnected and reconnected the battery, reset the inertia switch several times. Battery is brand new.

I press the key fob to turn off the immobilizer light, turn the key in the ignition switch, hit the start button. The starter cranks but wont start.

I pulled off the fuel line and its getting fuel. Only thing i can tell wrong is the batter light flickers and goes off and comes on steady, very erratic though. Im thinking maybe a bad ground somewhere. I very new to this car and I dont have a clue where the ground connections are located to inspect them. Any help??
 

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Might be a bad battery connection, especially look at the 2nd connection on the battery cable where it converts the connector style. Check your battery voltage http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f129/battery-choices-information-64071/
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I just bought an 06 elise. Put 1000 incredible miles on it in the last two weeks. Ran fine. It sat for two days, now it will not start. I've disconnected and reconnected the battery, reset the inertia switch several times. Battery is brand new.

I press the key fob to turn off the immobilizer light, turn the key in the ignition switch, hit the start button. The starter cranks but wont start.

I pulled off the fuel line and its getting fuel. Only thing i can tell wrong is the batter light flickers and goes off and comes on steady, very erratic though. Im thinking maybe a bad ground somewhere. I very new to this car and I dont have a clue where the ground connections are located to inspect them. Any help??
 

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everything at the battery is tight. everything electrical in the car radio windows dash light etc are working perfectly. battery is an interstate 540cca rated brand new
 

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Im getting no power to the fuel injectors or the coils. Im not sure where to go from here. Is it possible I have a bad immobilizer unit or a bad ecm?
 

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The immobilizer does not control the ignition, therefore it sounds like a ECU issue. Have you checked your fuses, especially, R7 in the engine bay?
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Im getting no power to the fuel injectors or the coils. Im not sure where to go from here. Is it possible I have a bad immobilizer unit or a bad ecm?
 

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The immobilizer does not control the ignition, therefore it sounds like a ECU issue. Have you checked your fuses, especially, R7 in the engine bay?
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fuses are good.

thats good to know about the immobilizer. anymore ideas?

btw, thank you guys so much for your help so far!
 

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Strange, I was sure it was R7 because it is the fuse for the injectors and coils :shrug: Did you check all the fuses? Is there anything else that does not work? If all the fuses are OK then it could be the "Multi Function Relay Unit" in the engine bay.
fuses are good.

thats good to know about the immobilizer. anymore ideas?

btw, thank you guys so much for your help so far!
 

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Strange, I was sure it was R7 because it is the fuse for the injectors and coils :shrug: Did you check all the fuses? Is there anything else that does not work? If all the fuses are OK then it could be the "Multi Function Relay Unit" in the engine bay.
YAY!!! got it started

all the fuses were good (not blown). I went and checked the voltage next to see if they were getting power. The fuses in the left fuse block all had 12v the ones in the right only had 5v. I traced the wires to the im guessing the mfru in the firewall and unplugged the connector to look for corrosion. I didnt see any so i plugged it back in. I hit the start button and viola. It must have had a bad connection
 

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Great news :)
YAY!!! got it started

all the fuses were good (not blown). I went and checked the voltage next to see if they were getting power. The fuses in the left fuse block all had 12v the ones in the right only had 5v. I traced the wires to the im guessing the mfru in the firewall and unplugged the connector to look for corrosion. I didnt see any so i plugged it back in. I hit the start button and viola. It must have had a bad connection
 
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