My Vx 220 2.2 is in dry storage and is started up to tick over every 12 - 18 months. Usually the battery needs a full charge too!
I have charged the battery, it has fuel topped up, the fuel relay is working and I cant test the fuel pump easily. All of a sudden she just wont start. She turns over fine just wont start. The alarm fob activates & de activates the alarm all ok. I have tried both keys and have the red card with the key code on.
I can only assume from a long term dead battery, the code in the chip in the key needs re- programming to the ECU? ( is that the thing around the steering column?)
I have a ODB code reader and have no errors codes at all.
I have tried to get the software online so i can connect and check the car ecu or what ever it is has the code programmed in from teh key code. But I just cant find the right software, Its either just fault codes readers or code resets.
Can you point me in the right direction. I have the "ODB lead to USB" also and a laptop.
Do you think I am most likely right?? I have tried both keys and have the red card with the code on.
Please help / advise I just want to get it back on the road!!!
P.s I also need a new fuel Relay as I broke the plastic casing pulling mine apart for testing. Any idea where to get them?
I also need 1 x roof support bar as a fat cat sat on the roof and broke mine!! Any idea where to get them?