Get all dash lights as usual, smart lock light goes out after ignition is turned on, all seems cool.
But no crank, only a relay click. We can jump the battery straight to the starter solenoid and it fires up no probs.
Tried in both park and nuetral both the same.
My initial thought was the Park-Neutral switch on the g/box - when I checked it there is no power to that switch at all - so my guess is its whatever supplies that power - all relays and fuses that I can find seem ok. I swapped the g/box switch just be double sure as well.
Anyone have any ideas as to what supplies the power to the g/box switch. Or any other thoughts on what the issue may be?
Not really sure what you are saying about the solenoid, are you bypassing it (jumping across it)? If so, it sounds like it would be the solenoid. I've never had a vehicle in the states that you had to press the brakes to start, but it may be different across the pond. When you say relay click, do you mean the starter relay/solenoid?
No there is no need to put foot on the brake pedal in this model - not a common thing here in AUS, only on American imports Chrysler - Jeep etc.
Not bypassing the solenoid jumping power directly from the battery to the solenoid with igition in the on position - fires up right away. Just won't do it without putting power on the solenoid.
ok for anyone that's interested - it was the ignition barrel - specifically the acessory part of the switch.
After talking to a few auto elecs - most of whom didnt want to help unless i bought the car there and coughed up some cash, despite my fathers shop sending a lot of work to them... anyway finally found one that right away over the phone said he is having lots of issues with ELs breaking the accessory part of the barrel.
Tried a new barrel and 'BAM' the faults are gone. So now just modifying the barrels so I can keep the same key