My 2005 Range Rover has a problem where recently the ignition lock won't release unless I remove and replace Fuse 18 in the passenger fuse box.
I can tell the steering lock does not work any more as it does not give that flick of the steering when I turn the key anymore and there is no "click" until I remove and refit the fuse.
I have checked all the fuses relative to immobiliser etc in the passenger fuse box, but have not checked fusible link 2 since I don't know where it is or how to get to it.
Based on what I have read across the forums, it seems to be a fault with the steering ECU and I am led to believe I need to change that and the ignition switch together. Before I fork out almost USD 4000 (which is what the dealer here in Qatar wants) I want to rule everything out.
I would appreciate some guidance from all you experienced guys out there. Particulalrly I would like to understand why, if the ECU and//or the ignition switch is goosed, why, when I remove and replace fuse 18, after a short time delay it all works and stays working unless I remove the key.
I'm desperate and need your help.