Thank you, thank you, thank you forum users
My lads 156 wouldn't start on Xmas eve (of all times) and he called out the RAC to it.
The RAC guy said the fuel pump wasn't working so he towed it to the local garage. They couldn't/wouldn't look at it until Saturday. In the meantime I tried to source a pump on ebay and browsed this forum. I also watched how to change the pump on you tube. It looked not too difficult at all.
Can you imagine our shock when the garage came back with a £650 quote to supply and fit the pump
They needed to drop out the fuel tank they said to do it.
At that it was a DIY job.
Until I read this thread we had no idea about the cutout under the seat. Off we went in my 1.9l 147 this morning to tow it home and do the work this week, maybe cost a bit for the pump but better than £650.
On arrival at the garage we took the long shot option (thank you BazzBazz) and pressed the button under the seat. Yes yes yes it worked. The face of the garage owner was a site to see. What was the £650 for we asked as we drove it off the forcourt?
Thank you all for this thread and especially BazzBazz for saving us £200, or even £650.
Happy New Year to you all.