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#550198 - 26/12/18 01:21 PM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: PAUL21]
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Great news. Enjoy the grin factor
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#550199 - 26/12/18 01:21 PM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: PAUL21]
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Sorry, forgot to mention I am a member of the MSCC, I have this 2015 plus 4,and a 2018 Plus 8 50th Anniversary model
Cheers Paul

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#550200 - 26/12/18 01:25 PM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: DaveW]
BobtheTrain Offline

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Originally Posted By DaveW
Put the key in the ignition Paul. Don't turn it.

Put a battery conditioner on and the immobiliser will disarm in a few minutes.

Dave W to the rescue, again!
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#550202 - 26/12/18 01:31 PM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: PAUL21]
griffo Offline
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Registered: 31/07/14
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Loc: Cornwall
Well done Paul,
It's so upsetting when this kind of thing happens. It seems to me immobilisers are almost designed to prevent the rightful owners of cars from enjoying them. The chip fell out of my Plus 4 key in Italy and it wouldn't start. Thank God I carried the spare key. FYI the people re-programming my ECU for the Ecoboost conversion will delete the immobiliser at my request so it will always start with the key. I shall risk that the rarity of the Mog, the steering lock and my own "secret switch" will prevent theft.
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#550203 - 26/12/18 01:38 PM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: PAUL21]
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Good news. So it seems that the galvanised chassis cars are not immune from this!
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#550209 - 26/12/18 02:01 PM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: DaveW]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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I wonder how the battery conditioner was connected - direct to the battery, or via the accessory socket?
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#550258 - 26/12/18 06:46 PM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: PAUL21]
PAUL21 Offline
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Hi Graham, is was direct to the battery with a lead which I could unplug when taking the car out,it is a fairly basic Halfords unit with a simple green light showing when charged, ,
Would you believe it, took the car out for an hour, About 2ish, it’s been parked in my garage and now won’t start, !!! Maybe the battery is not holding a charge
I have a 20 amp charger will put it on overnight , Bollocks !!
Cheers Paul

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#550305 - 27/12/18 07:21 AM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: PAUL21]
John V6 Offline

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Paul,
buy a conditioner like CTEK not a charger. You need to trickle charge to keep the battery healthy.
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#550308 - 27/12/18 07:39 AM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: John V6]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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I'll second that John!
Also Paul, check your battery electrolyte level. smile
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#550352 - 27/12/18 11:58 AM Re: Non starting Plus4 [Re: PAUL21]
Paul F Offline

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Registered: 20/08/10
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Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
It may be that you have cooked your battery - Graham’s suggestion re electrolyte level is the first place I would look.

Our 4/4 sits on a CTEK charger when not being used (wired to battery with a fused lead - not through the cigarette lighter socket) and we have not had a problem.
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