VPS not available is the steering lock message. You should only get this when you remove the key. At this point it's telling you that the lock solenoid has not engaged with the steering shaft.
Have you connected a heavy duty black jump lead between the battery negative and the engine block? This will bypass any earth issues.
Are you sure you have 12.66 volts on the battery. Is the battery positive connected properly? Is the main fuse on the battery OK.
You will have to gradually work your way from the battery to the other components in a methodical direction and confirming each point. I'm afraid taking out the mirrors won't tell you anything about the starting circuit.
Hi OldEnigneer many thanks for your reply. Same goed for the others.
I did try the jump lad method and it made no difference. I cleaned the earth near the battery and measured after the connection on the body and got a good connection. Battery is new and connected well. (Main fuse 150a) is good, checked and checked again. Took it out cleaned it and measured it. Also measured it in place and lets electricity through no problem.
The electricity is getting to the fusebox in the engine bay and all the maxifuses are okay. But non of them seem to get any juice but then again maybe they don't get any until the steering lock ecu allows it.
I have not jet checked the earth in the interior (seen somewhere it must be behind the carpet in the passenger foodwell but not sure that is also the case on a RHD)
As said I now get a reaction from the strt/stop button so i no longer think it is that.
If it is the steering lock ecu what are my options?
I can get a set of new: Engine ECU, steering lock/immobilizer ecu, keys and barrels for a resonable price but would that allow me to drive it? I think at the very least I would need to code the injectors in and there may be other systems it has to be integrated with.
the other option would be to take the steeringlock ecu out, get a used wan and get my old one cloned o the new one.
the 3rd option might be to open the steeringlock ecu and have a look.
All other connections seem fine, I unplugged them all, inspected them and put them back.
The funny thing with the mirrors is that after disconnected them I at least got a reaction from the start button and see they are connected to f51 fuse.