follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
RR Racing
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Toyota GR86, 86, FR-S and Subaru BRZ Forum - FT86CLUB > Subaru BRZ > BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics

BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics All discussions about the first-gen Subaru BRZ coupe


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-10-2019, 10:59 PM   #1
zakman16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Drives: 2013 subaru brz
Location: canada
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Steering wheel locked car wonít start

my steering wheel is locked and wont unlock and my car wont start.

Every thing works inside and out of the car no fuses or relays are bad the starter,battery and key fob all work fine but the car still wonít even attempt to start just goes right to accessory, and I can hear the fuel pump turn on does anyone know what would cause this or how to fix it?

Itís been at a dealer for a week and they dint know whatís wrong with it or how to fix it and are waiting in Subaru tech support to figure it out
zakman16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 11:31 PM   #2
Spuds
The Dictater
 
Spuds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Drives: '13 Red Scion FRS
Location: MD, USA
Posts: 5,497
Thanks: 14,010
Thanked 5,816 Times in 3,157 Posts
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zakman16 View Post
my steering wheel is locked and wont unlock and my car wont start.

Every thing works inside and out of the car no fuses or relays are bad the starter,battery and key fob all work fine but the car still wonít even attempt to start just goes right to accessory, and I can hear the fuel pump turn on does anyone know what would cause this or how to fix it?

Itís been at a dealer for a week and they dint know whatís wrong with it or how to fix it and are waiting in Subaru tech support to figure it out
So, just to be sure, you can turn the key all the way to "start"? And nothing happens?
Spuds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2019, 01:19 AM   #3
zakman16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Drives: 2013 subaru brz
Location: canada
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
It’s a push button cause it’s a brz but yes if I push the button it goes to accessory and won’t attempt to turn over and the wheel will not unlock no matter what I do and the dealer can’t unlock it either
zakman16 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zakman16 For This Useful Post:
Spuds (11-11-2019)
Old 11-11-2019, 02:24 AM   #4
alan.chalkley
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 4wd zooks
Location: Sydney / Australia
Posts: 495
Thanks: 135
Thanked 166 Times in 107 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Did you try the spare key fob? Auto or manual car?
They can do weird things when the fob battery is weak!
The safety switch on the manual clutch pedal?
alan.chalkley is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to alan.chalkley For This Useful Post:
Spuds (11-11-2019)
Old 11-11-2019, 02:56 AM   #5
DarkPira7e
No, my car doesn't run
 
DarkPira7e's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Drives: 2013 Turbo Firestorm FRS
Location: Vermont
Posts: 2,626
Thanks: 1,762
Thanked 2,234 Times in 1,217 Posts
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I'm suspecting weak fob battery of clutch pedal switch.
DarkPira7e is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DarkPira7e For This Useful Post:
Spuds (11-11-2019)
Old 11-14-2019, 01:42 AM   #6
zakman16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Drives: 2013 subaru brz
Location: canada
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
It’s a Manual car have already replaced the key fob battery’s and the clutch safety switch neither fixed it
zakman16 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zakman16 For This Useful Post:
NYNOMAD (11-14-2019)
Old 11-14-2019, 06:08 AM   #7
alan.chalkley
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 4wd zooks
Location: Sydney / Australia
Posts: 495
Thanks: 135
Thanked 166 Times in 107 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Use a multimeter to double check the clutch safety switch and the attached wiring.
Also use a multimeter to check every fuse in the car.
And make sure the new fob battery is good and is seated properly.
alan.chalkley is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to alan.chalkley For This Useful Post:
BirdTRD (11-14-2019)
Old 11-14-2019, 06:11 AM   #8
JD001
Senior Member
 
JD001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Drives: Subaru BRZ
Location: UK
Posts: 4,956
Thanks: 5,597
Thanked 4,432 Times in 2,571 Posts
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
WTF, you have to insert a key into an ignition to start the car.. what are you driving? Something from the 80's??
JD001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2019, 07:25 AM   #9
BirdTRD
Simply Forgotus
 
BirdTRD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Drives: 2014 Supercharged SSM BRZ Limited
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 854
Thanks: 697
Thanked 837 Times in 422 Posts
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Also make sure you also check the 2 in the fuse block assembly at the + battery post.
Attached Images
 
BirdTRD is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BirdTRD For This Useful Post:
alan.chalkley (11-14-2019)
Old 11-14-2019, 10:24 AM   #10
Westen86
Purist
 
Westen86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Drives: 2013 FRS - Hot Lava
Location: Milwaukee WI
Posts: 285
Thanks: 18
Thanked 120 Times in 72 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Pull the tension out of the steering lock!

NVM, didnt read. Happens all the time though.
__________________
WTB: Everything Verus

TR Motorsport FF10 17x9 +45, GruppeS UEL, HKS Hi-Power V2, OFT
Westen86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2019, 10:05 PM   #11
zakman16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Drives: 2013 subaru brz
Location: canada
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I visually checked all the fuses and relays and switches some around with ones that were similar I didn’t use a multi meter tho. And The dealer said there were fault codes linked to the ecu and it not communicating properly so I got a used ecu of a guy parting out 13 brz manual like mine and I’m having them recalibrate it to my car, hopefully this is the issue

**quick update changed out the ecu still doesnt start...

Last edited by zakman16; 11-15-2019 at 04:09 PM.
zakman16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2019, 04:51 PM   #12
wparsons
Senior Member
 
wparsons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: 2013 Asphalt FR-S Manual
Location: Whitby, ON, Canada
Posts: 6,662
Thanks: 7,749
Thanked 3,313 Times in 2,115 Posts
Mentioned: 98 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Garage
If the steering wheel isn't unlocking, it sounds like an immobilizer issue?


Was the new ECU programmed to work with your cluster and key?
__________________
Light travels faster than sound, so people may appear to be bright until you hear them speak...
flickr
wparsons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2019, 04:44 PM   #13
zakman16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Drives: 2013 subaru brz
Location: canada
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
yes it was, both keys also work fine and the dealer programmed the ecu them self, if the immobilizer was the issue how would i know/ is there a way to bypass it to get the car to start?
zakman16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2019, 04:46 PM   #14
Tcoat
He who smelt it...
 
Tcoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Drives: 2020 Hakone
Location: London, Ont
Posts: 62,723
Thanks: 55,572
Thanked 92,156 Times in 40,609 Posts
Mentioned: 2262 Post(s)
Tagged: 50 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zakman16 View Post
is there a way to bypass it to get the car to start?
If there was it would totally suck as an immobilizer.
__________________
Racecar spelled backwards is Racecar, because Racecar.
Tcoat is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Tcoat For This Useful Post:
DandoX (11-21-2019), Leonardo (11-21-2019), spike021 (11-21-2019)
 
Reply

Tags
wheel locked, wonít start

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blue carbon steering wheel and steering wheel trim... installed! Pointmutation Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 15 02-07-2017 12:20 AM
Steering wheel locked Towed to dealer kmac_brz Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 81 11-17-2015 03:33 PM
FS: Works bell steering wheel hub, buddy club seat rail, momo steering wheel in Socal mtsui Interior Parts (Incl. Lighting) 5 08-11-2015 01:15 AM
Steering wheel locked no start kmac_brz Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 1 07-08-2015 11:35 PM
When doors are locked manually the car won't start whataboutbob Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 9 10-14-2012 12:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.