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reg is mp03ekf, fuse number 20.
fuse blows as soon as ign turned on, as it stops blowing when I cut the yellow/purple wire to engine ecu, I would suspect the fault to lie eiher with the ecu or something it powers up (hence disconecting every plug from the engine!)
As I said, I have had all plugs disconnected from engine at the same time and the fuse is still shorted, I might add the starter does not engage, I assume this is the pats working as ecu is not powered?
Fan multirelay yes, fuel pump relay no, will try now.
ok fuel pump relay no change, but short goes if remove engine control relay, relay no 11.
Yes no 3, middle of 5 micro relays just above fuse's, autodata lists it as engine control relay.
Yes if I seperate the wires (2) from the ecu, they are both earth from the ecu , I did just lift lid off ecu, there is no sign of water damage or burn smell, but it is the same conclusion as I had come to, thanks.
Just to let you know, I have finaly got a s/h ecu and fitted it, car is all up and running now, thank you for you advise.