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Ford AU Futura: Hi,my AU futura 2000 75th anniversary model

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Hi,my AU futura 2000 75th anniversary model want start.Auto Electrican couldn't fix the problem,put new gearbox neutral switch onand nothing again.The technician tested starter motor,checked all fuses.Hope you can give me a few tips on what could be causing the problem
Is the smartlock light on the dash flashing?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi,yes it flashes and the word base also shows up on instrument panel.Regards Susan.
Okay Susan - does it continue to flash when the key is on?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi,Yes it does flash sometimes but not all the time.Regards Susan
Susan It should stop flashing when you turn the key on.
This seems to indicate that the smartshield has activated and is keeping you locked out.
To overcome this turn at the accesories of then turn the key to the on position for 30 minutes and after 30 minutes twist the key to start dont turn it backwards to off until it starts. The fuse for the interior light also powers smartshield. Is your interior light working?
Was the car starting before the neutral start switch was replaced - whats the background.
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