Talking to a shop that builds Miata race cars and sells off the excess parts. They want $25 for this part. Waiting to hear back the working condition of the sensor they have listed.$360 buys you a bucket seat and harnesses, which negate the need for an airbag. Just saying
Canada's second only to your homeland in terms of size. Where precisely did you go?More gremlins coming up from the PO's ghetto wiring. Looks like I'm definitely gonna need to figure that out this winter.
Was in Canada for a business trip with the car, everything was going smoothly. Drove the 250 miles there on Sunday night, made it to work fine Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Stopped at a deli before heading home today to grab a bite to eat. Came out, put the key in the cylinder, turned it and nothing. All the electrics came on, but it wasn't turning over. Not a peep from the starter. Took the key out, tried again, and nothing. Started panicking since I had no tools, and was way far from home. Was sitting there thinking what to do when I noticed a ticking noise coming from under the steering column. The same tick that I hear when I reconnect the battery after doing electrical work and it sets off the ghetto alarm system the PO wired in. Got out of the car and sure enough all the lights were flashing. Usually when that happens though all I need to do is turn the key to ON to reset the system since I don't have a keyfob or anything (manual locks). Without any way of disconnecting the battery I started looking for a way to reset the system, when I remembered an inline 10A fuse holder spliced into the positive lead from the battery. Having nothing better to do, I pulled that fuse out, put it back in, turned the key and she fired right up.
Got home just fine, stopped a few times here and there and she started normally every time. But man was that a stressful 10 minutes of scrambling around a Canadian parking lot.