Rover 114 GSi

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by advent » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:34 pm

Lol i dont think id be able to afford a p2 and it doesnt look as quick as my car : /

This button if i press it, it will disable the immobiliser...when i press it again will it turn it back on?

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by 47p2 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:44 pm

Try it and see what happens

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by advent » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:25 am

Eeek thats scary lol, if this is like the self destruct button im screwed lol

Cheers for ur help guys its apreciated :D

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by 47p2 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:38 am

You wont/cant make it any worse. If I am correct it is an inertia switch that cuts the fuel supply, not sure what else it cuts out. Pressing it will reset it

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by The Flying Dutchman » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:01 am

You're correct. It's a reset button.
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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by richard moss » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:11 pm

47p2 wrote:You wont/cant make it any worse. If I am correct it is an inertia switch that cuts the fuel supply, not sure what else it cuts out. Pressing it will reset it
It won't have any impact upon the the immobiliser - it just cuts the fuel pump if you have a bump. If the engine doesn't turn over, you either have a faulty starter motor or the immobiliser has triggered.

You could try connecting a wire direct from the battery positive terminal to the small spade connector on the starter solenoid (with the ignition switched ON and the car OUT of gear). If the starter motor kicks, then it's OK and the finger of blame is pointing towards the immobiliser.
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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by The Flying Dutchman » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:03 pm

Sick battery could cause these problems too.
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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by advent » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:36 pm

I asked my friends father who is a mechanic or was should i say. He said the best thing would be to unplug the battery and then after 10mins put it back in and try and start it, and it worked! the engine started first time. I think its my remote is a bit naff or something so after my xmas paycheck i think i will go crazy and buy one :D

Ty for your help guys

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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by richard moss » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:57 pm

Glad to hear that it's sorted.
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Re: Rover 114 GSi

Post by Phil - Nottingham » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:17 pm

The problem with disconecting the battery to reset/reboot the computer is that it the engine management setting will revert to limp home mode base settings which needs aRover garage or someone with data to retune it. Some times some of these can be partialy reset by the owner by warming up the engine switching off turning the ignition on and pressing the accelerator pedal down in a special sequence. Warning lights also on and off to signify whether its working or not.

This was the case with my 1987 820SE
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