ok, I tried getting the codes again, and I'm pretty sure I did the key-on, key off sequence right and at the right positions but there were no flashing codes. I tried this procedure several times too, but still the same result, no flashing.
I found the dark green/orange stripe wire in the plug to the coil, there is no power to that wire either immediately after the key is switched on, or when the engine is cranked!
I first tried back probing it with no results, cause I wasn't sure if it would be a problem with me cranking it with the plug disconnected. but then I tried it with the plug out and
while probing the other side of the pin of that particular wire, still no power either time:
at key on and while cranking!
I tried testing voltage out of curiosity, found about 5 mV on that wire w key off,
16 mV initially when key was 1st switched on but fell off to below 10 mV after a sec.
And about 100? mV while cranking.