My “new” aquisition from Italy is nearly finished now. It has taken about half a year now and the battery has gone flat. After installing a new one she cranks, but won’t start. When the ignition is turned on, the check engine light turns off after a while. If I am not mistaken this indicates the car has been immobilised. So I though maybe closing and opening with the key fob might help, but the key fob doesn’t work either. I installed new batteries, but still nothing. So I thought I would try another fob. I tried programming a new fob, but the valet switch is broken. I pulled it out and bridged the contatcs instead of operating the switch. I am not sure if it was me wobbling and not getting the required 5 contacts, or if anything else is wrong - I lean towards the latter though. Also I don’t think the fob worked when I got the car.
I am a bit lost as to what to try next. I will install a new valet switch, but don’t think that will be it.
Any directions would be appreciated. If I understand correctly, the US cars don’t have an immobiliser - would it make sense to install US control modules to get rid of the problem? What exactly would I have to swap?