Faster than a
Join Date: May 2008
IT HAS BEEN FIXED!
After a lot of swearing and fault finding I can happily confirm it was the relay at fault. It was not creating the connection properly. Thank to Dan at Autolusso for getting the parts to me so quickly (they are a good bunch there!)
So steps taken from start:
Tested both old and new solenoids on workbench with 12v supply, both working as they should.
Tested Voltage to the solenoid when pressing key button. 12v was found but only 0.32amp was getting to it. Not enough ampage to start the solenoid.
Took relay out and run 12v through it, beep tested the circuit and found nothing beeped (the relay is not making the connection)
Installed old solenoid and jumped the two connection where the relay plugs in, THE BOOT OPENED! this tells me that the wireing is ok.
Took apart the relay and sprayed it with wd40, left for 20 mins and re tested on the bench. it started to get a beep but was very intermitant.
Phoned Autolusso and ordered a new relay
The next night I absent mindedly pressed the boot release button to get into the boot and the bugger opened.
I replaced the selonoid with the one AutoLusso sent this morning and am very very happy to report it working again.
It took 3 blokes and a volt meter a few days to do what 2 garages wanted a very large sum of money to do.
Chuffed? Just a bit!
I now have a brand new 147 facelift read lock and selonoid for sale for £40 plus P&P if anyone is interested.