I can give you the finis code if that will help.
if anyone has a late 97 /98 gti can you tell me the part number for the tranciever and for the central door locking module? then i can get the exact parts and give it another try
Up to 3/96 the transceiver had a fixed wire - from 3/96 on it had a plug on it. They changed the finis code in 97.
mine says 96ap and has a green plug but meeksta is sending me the one that was originally on the car so ill use that and see. also i been trying to figure out where the problem is. because the fuel pump isnt priming and there no spark when i hot wire it to turn over (with the key in the ignition on number 2) i think the problem is the ecu. maybe not the ecu itself but theres either a lack of power or signals to tell the engine what to do.
also the engine doesnt turn over by the key. does that circuit also run through the ecu or is it literally a straight connection from the key to the starter solenoid? becuase its about a 4mm cable off the key but all the cables in the ecu are only about 1mm - 1.5mm unless the circuit goes elsewhere thats also controlled by the ecu?
All the problems you are describing are due to the PATS immobiliser doing its job. Simply put, PATS reads the serial number of the ignition key, and if it isn't one of the keys programmed into the ecu the car won't turn over or start if you hot wire it. Does the led on the dash flash fast when you turn the key?
The starter is wired through a relay which is controlled by the ecu - hence the thin wiring. Fuel pump and spark are also controlled by the ecu.
I don't think that the transceiver is programmed with a unique serial number. I changed one on a Fiesta and it worked fine, but Escorts may be different.
I don't understand why you are changing the ecu if you are putting a 1.8 in place of a 1.8 though?
because the ecu was sold with the keys by the previous owner. i used my own ecu that is for a 130ps 1.8 i need to check that the wiring for that ecu (rq) matches the cars ecu loom (rk) i think theres the right codes. either way if those to match i have no problem.
the keys have previously been coded to that ecu and it was all working in the other car.
meeksta (who i got the car off) said that after the engine broke down he couldnt start it by the key either? i check the fuel cut off switch but thats ok. apart from trying all standard parts and checking all the plugs and looms i cant see what the problem is because it all worked before.
and no the red LED doesnt do anything when turning the key. only when you lock the car. i thought that was wrong