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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: UK Car
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Experience:  Automotive Repair Shop Manager, Technician/JA Mentor
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1.0 Lupo will only start after reconnecting battery after 5

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Hi 1.0 Lupo will only start after reconnecting battery after 5 mins. after reconnection all lights on the dash board come on. then when you attempt to restart the engine the check engine and e p c do not illuminate. the engine will only crank. also to note there is no imobiliser. any ideas? thanks Rob
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Although no immobilizer(anti-theft) system, does it have either factory alarm or aftermarket alarm system as what you are describing is classic symptoms of a faulty alarm control module

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi thanks for your reply. all I can see that might be an anti theft device is a black plastic ring around the ingnition barrel with a wire attached. this is factory fitted. however the idea there was no immobiliser is because the keys have no transponders in them. am i right to assume this??thanks
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


That is an antitheft module, so it does have antitheft. Let me see if I have the schematics for it

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Eric, Are you not able to help further? you were looking to see if you had the schematics for the antitheft? I did look on a website and apparantly all lupo from 1998 are fitted with thatcham 2 device.
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


Sorry, had a family emergency.

I unfortunately dont have the schematics required for testing and will need to opt out to see if another expert does.