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I'm a washing machine mech,NOT a car mech, but I've been asked to go over and remove an EB Ghia computer so it can be taken to ford dealership.Trouble is,I dont know where the bloody thing is located in the car.[ havn't seen the car yet ] It appears that they replaced the old tape player with a CD and now the engine will turn over but won't start and the remote for the central locking wont work[will lock/unlock with key] all other elect appear to be ok [short ?] Where is the comp located?Any other ideas? Prob know more when I see it.Brad

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  • brad armstrong Oct 08, 2010

    No-this is an Australian car [ scuse me while I go move my kangaroo-he's double parked ] seriously,have you run over this prob before even in a USA car-I can prob track the comp.via wiring,but it would be good to know I'm not wasting my time if the prob is being caused by something else other than the comp.

  • brad armstrong Oct 09, 2010

    Have just located it [ for vour info, in an Aus car, its behind the kick panel in the pasenger side between pas door and fire wall ] Have not attemped removal as yet- looks straight forward though- 60 wire conector- [1993 mod ] Bat disconected- seems they tried to re-wire new CD with bat in circuit-suspect they shorted something.I'll know more once I get it on the test bench. By the way, I'll send you my kangaroo and you can mate it with your mountain lion, that way you can have a mountain lion that can jump a bloody long way. [ or something that can jump to conclusions with ease ]

  • brad armstrong Oct 09, 2010

    Well, thats one for the books- located the problem and fixed it- Seems the smart lock key system actually takes it's power feed from the same loom that feeds the radio etc. If this feed is interupted, the ECM thinks the car is being stolen, and goes into 'lock down' They had[accidently] left this feed off.Thats why the ECM and remote were not responding. No 'smart lock' signal therefore no ECM. Restored power to 'smart lock' and BINGO- everything came back. All's well in the land of kangaroos,piecosts ,wombats and koalas. Thanks-Brad

  • brad armstrong Oct 09, 2010

    It gave me ideas that led me in the right direction- problem solved-Thanks


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Is this a USA car? we are USA based so have no idea where this ECM may be located in the car.

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    yadayada Oct 09, 2010

    if it is a Ford product the ECM will be inside the car

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    yadayada Oct 09, 2010

    if it is a pre 1995 it will have a 60 wire connector going to it, later than that a 120 wire connector, excuse for a minute there is a California mountain lion in my front yard.


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