So as some of you may know when i got the old girl she was bit of a wreck, been standing alone for a number of years and some one had bodged and hacked away at it. Mainly down to having 1 battery and a piece of foil in the key fob which would then lead on to immobilizer issues and locked doors, ripped out interior and unplugged airbags etc.
The car was some how hacked that it would start via a button drilled in to the dash board.
The key would turn the ignition on, but then you would hold the silver button to start the engine
I found that the button was wired in to two relays in the fuse box.
I can only begin to assume the ecu has also been tampered with.
I have reversed most of this bypass ( re used the button for the fuel flap which had the button cut off also) and she now starts on the key and immobilizer is disarmed using the key fob also.
The problem has raised its head again as i have an ABS fault. Any fault code reader i have tried wont even read the fault. Also need to reset an Airbag Fault as well due to that being unplugged when i got it.
Snap-On, Solus, Cheap and cheerful blue tooth code reader, nothing even shows the faults
Now, when the garage opposite where i work plugged it in for me, it got to accessing the abs and srs parts and then it just kicked it back to the main menu. Wont even show the faults.
Would this be down to the type of test gear, or is this more problems caused by a hacked ecu.
A lot of friends i had from my D2 past said the ecu cant of been hacked like that etc etc. But then i found this video on youtube last night, which is near as damn it, the same as what someone had done to mine.
So to cut the waffle down. Would the hacked ecu stop reading codes for the abs and srs or am i using the wrong kit ?
Is there anything i can look at regarding the ecu to see if i can reverse anything or repair anything ?