Yes, I always press the brake pedal to start the engine because it doesn't even crank if the brake pedal is not pressed(indication sign appears to press the brake pedal if I try to to start it without pressing the brake pedal).Ozvtr wrote: ↑Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:38 am Because of the sensodrive gearbox, the engine will not start if the brake switch is faulty. The gearbox cuts power to the starter until you put your foot on the brake. There are 2 independent sets of contacts in the brake switch. 1 set tells the glove box ECU to turn on the brake lights and the other set tells the gearbox and engine ECU that you have put your foot on the brake.
If the green engine temperature sensor goes faulty, all the temp lights on the dash will come on, but there wont be anything wrong with the engine cooling system, as the mechanic said. HOWEVER, the engine ECU needs to know the (true) coolant temperature to operate correctly.
In Europe, during winter, they salt the roads to melt the ice. HOWEVER, this salty water mixture gets into the electrical connectors and corrodes the connections. A lot of the engine faults might be attributable to corroded connections on the engine ECU. It would be unusual for all of those engine components to have failed at once.
Is there a way to check if the break switch is faulty or not?
And does it stalls the car while driving?