Ya iknow what u mean but the car cranks over fine just no check engine light witch means I have no power to the ECu, correct?
You can unplug the ignition switch and see if you cannot make a little temp jumper for acc and than arc the starter wire. That would tell you if it's ignition related. Seems like a short in the ignition system to me. Hard to tell.
A2resource has the wire colors for the ignition switch. Red is hot. Black and black/yellow are key on and red/black is starter. Don't quote me that's off the top of my head.
ok check with meter.
put red on pin 54 and black on pin 1.
if you get nothing put red on + of battery. and black on pin 1. This confirms the ground is good.
Then put red on 54 and black on battery - to see if that is the problem
Then turn the key on. put red on 23 and black on pin 1.
while ignition is on confirm 54 still has power.
If there was a bad ground to ECU it may have blown the ECU.
well folks its been a year and a half in the making but as of about 24 hours ago another mk2 vr6 was born! fired up second time around... right after i figure out power to the proper places makes all the difference. still much to do but shes coming right along... more updates to come. a HUGE thank you to all the gurus... you know who you are! i d say if we ever get a chance to meet i d buy you all beers but reading over the last 151 pages i think you guys might still be drunk! anyway a lousy cell pic for now... again thanks all!