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Car won't start without banging trans tunnel

I've got an Australian 95 model EF Falcon GLI 6 cylinder manual and I'm now having troubles with it starting. Sometimes it will start OK but other times it needs a bang on the handbrake or on the drivers side of the transmission tunnel just below the centre console with the key held in the start position, other times I can't get it started at all. I have done a little online research and I think it's a problem with the smart lock module but I have rung a few places and the cheapest replacement I can find is $550 so I'd like to be sure before replacing this. The car has had a few mods done before I bought it, extractors/exhaust, intake mods and a cam. There is (when the car is running) a beeping from the dash that lasts around 30 seconds from start up which I was told is the steering wheel airbag not being recognised as the wheel had been removed at some stage. Some times when I lock the car with the push button remote the locks go down but come straight back up again, at this stage the doors can be opened but alarm will sound. Any ideas on how I can test the smartlock module to be sure thats what is wrong or other ideas would be aprecieated. I do have a multi meter to diagnose but am unsure what to look for. Cheers, Nathan

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  • semung Apr 23, 2009

    I had sorta gathered that allready rusty but I was hoping for a little support from someone who knew how to test the module to be sure before I replace it myself, I'm fairly sure that with the EF's all you need to do is keep the ignition on for half an hour or so to get the computer to recognise a replacement smartlock module so I hopefully won't be taking it to a ford dealer at all

  • semung Apr 23, 2009

    No need to call me rude rusty, not my intention. I had mentioned in my first question, I thought it was the smartlock module at fault from early on, if I wanted to hear "take it to the local Ford dealer" I would have just done so, but I'm more of a fix it myself kinda bloke and I thought this was what this site was all about... The information I was seeking (as you obviously missed) was technical info on the module so I can try to diagnose myself. I have since found some info from a bloke in Sydney and will after testing, probably buy a second hand item (still trying to dodge the dealer) and will be sure to tell you how I get on just for info's sake. BTW who is Lindsay Robinson???? and what the hell is aime??

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Take it to a ford dealer the smart lock system is u/s

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  • LINDSAY ROBINSON Apr 23, 2009

    well my friend if you want to do that go right ahead all i can say is good luck some of the problems you have are only fixed by the dealer as you need a scanner to set and correct the codes i think personaly that you are being a bit rude when you are asking for free help and you have an attetude like yours not good at all Lindsay Robinson aime

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    theovennix Mar 22, 2013

    your problem is with the smart lock module which is in the dash just above the console, the reason it operates when you hit it in this area is that it causes a faulty sticking relay to actuate. this relay is an integrated part of the smart board and is not easily replaced separately. your best bet is to pick up a replacement smart lock module from your local ford wrecker (its very low dollars) fit it to your car it is a plug in operation then reset it according to the instructions in your ford workshop manual not difficult at all, no equipment other than your basic hand tools are required

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