Seat Ibiza Not Starting after long lay up

2003 Seat Ibiza Problem

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CarSeat Ibiza 1200
Year2003
OwnerGypsumJ
Posted15/03/2016
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1200 3cylinder, car has been ;aid up for 18 months, timing chain had jumped, engine now rebuilt with new chain and tensioner and sprockets, valves all checked and OK, engine refuses to start, codes are, Main power fault and throttle flap not operating, where is main (engine) power relay?
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11465 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Its one of the relays in the panel hiding near the VAG COM port.


Posted on Tuesday 15th of March 2016
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11465 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Possibly grey relay 429 .


Posted on Tuesday 15th of March 2016
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GypsumJ | Driver | Since: Mar 2016 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

429 appears to have 2 possible sources that activate it, 167 below it has just 4 contacts, 2 to activate and 2 about 40amp contacts output, I have tested this one for activation but not that the output contacts pass a current. I will test that tomorrow. thanks for now


Posted on Tuesday 15th of March 2016
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GypsumJ | Driver | Since: Mar 2016 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

429 appears to have 2 possible sources that activate it, 167 below it has just 4 contacts, 2 to activate and 2 about 40amp contacts output, I have tested this one for activation but not that the output contacts pass a current. I will test that tomorrow. thanks for now


Posted on Wednesday 16th of March 2016
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