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147 ignition failure - Numan please help!

Hi guys!

Unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with the ignition on my 147 Selespeed. ometimes, I can actually turn off the engine, and it starts again, if it does, it's actually possible to remove the key, and it still runs. This leads to several other errors (acoording to the dealer), only on startup though. The ones I'v had so far are Selespeed System Failure and Motor Control System Failure. Anyone else had problems with their ignition?

I don't think this is the same problem others have had with SSSF, because if it happens on startup, I only have to remove the key and wait for the display to go off, try again, and everything works fine.

I'm a bit angry about this, as cars are very expensive in Norway, when I buy a really expensive car like this, I expect it to work... Hope they manage to fix my poor baby!

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Youíve got a very weird problem 147dude!

Never heard of it before, so I canít do anything other than to wish you luck!

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For the engine and electronics to carry on working with the key switched off, you must have a supply fault to the body computer. Either the igniotion switch is faulty or a wiring fault has occured which is allowing relays to stay energised. Normally I would set about the wiring with a multimeter to check the route the feed is taking. I have in the past experienced 147s with chafed wiring behind the dash, ( the magnesium strenthening beam is very sharp ). This is where I would look.
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Numan, great big thanks to you! Other than this niggle, I must say I simply love this car! Suddenly, the longing for a Ferrari isn't that strong anymore... [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]


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