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mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby Alex » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:30 pm

Mazda Mender wrote:Can you show me the front of your mx5..
M-m


Ok its a little dark after work but attached photo of front (im sure its mk2, it has no fog lamp holes in bumper)
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I've also attached a piccy of the fuse box to the bottom right of the steering wheel - definitely no OBDII socket, I've had my head in there searching for it - its not under the bonnet release latch either
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And lastly a picture of the grey 'diagnostics' box (located above passenger side wheel arch, under bonnet)

Thanks guys.
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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby blackyb » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:10 pm

That looks like the socket on a mk1, so you will need to get onto autolink and buy one of the flash tests devices.

I could be wrong ?

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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby Mazda Mender » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:00 pm

I am sure i posted on this??...
The OBDII reader will not work on her ,she is a late Mk2 version to be sold with an RS/VS/sport/10th Anniversary nose cone fitted as they cleared atock...
If you send it off to me i'll get a correct reader out to you..
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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby Alex » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:43 pm

Hooked up the electronic diagnosis LED kit that was kindly sent to me (thanks!) and did not read any flashes. The diode just stayed lit.

I am confident that it was correctly set up with a bridge over GND & TEN and the diode over FEN (-ve) & +B (+ve). Key turned half way (no ignition). No flashes, just solid light until it was turned off.

Here is a picture of the set up incase any of you guys can see an obvious mistake?
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Reading through the info pack I see it says 'Diagnosis of a faulty immobiliser is beyond the scope of this manual...' so I was unsure what to expect from carrying out the test, seeing as the initial garage initially told me that it is likely an immob fault.

I do not feel any closer to getting her back on the road - is there anything else I can try before spending loads of £££s??
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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby blackyb » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:57 pm

Mechanicals are my 1st choice as I despair at auto rlectrics, I leave the diagnostics to my mate but from what I have read so far would support your view in an immoboliser fault.

Mm is your man but the distance from Mm HQ doesnt help.

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1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:23 am

The LED should light up and go out when the ignition is turned on....if it as lit solid then it is not reading the ECU and looks like where the fault is..youhave checked for water under the carpet on the passenger side foot well as the ECU hates the stuff..because the immobiliser speaks to the ECU etc they are all bonded together...mazda will want at least 2.5 k from you to fix....but it can be done a lot cheaper and by yourself...there is a walk through guide on the subject to help... you need the large numbers and letters off the ECU...
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby Alex » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:27 pm

Hello again.

I have re-done the LED test with some more suitable cable and in better light. (in my last post I said that the LED lit up and simply stayed lit but this is wrong -apologies!)

I can now clearly see that the LED lights up for 3 seconds when the ignition is turned to on - followed by NO flashes.

Does this suggest that there are no faults to be read?

I have also had another look for damp under the passenger carpet and still no trace of water.

Should I proceed with removing the ECU cover in order to read the big numbers/letters?

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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby blackyb » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:21 pm

Alex, from what you have just said I believe she is showing no faults within the ECU which doesn't help you in solving the issue your having.

I honestly don't know what to suggest trying next, as I have said I am not hot on auto electrics, and use a local chap who is, doesn't help you when we are up in the wilds of North Yorkshire.

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1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby Alex » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:40 am

I appreciate your help Blackyb. The distance is a real shame.

Hoping someone on here can advise on what to do next..
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Re: mx-5 mk2 (2001) Faulty Immobiliser

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:51 pm

Looking like the immobiliser as given up....have a read of this...

viewtopic.php?f=128&t=2938

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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/

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