It works. Walked down to Maplin bought a 4.7K resistor for 26p.
Came home, disconnected the dead Swirl Motor and just inserted the resistor into the Swirl Plug pings on the Grey PWM signal wire and the live Red/Green wire. The middle two on mine.
Ignition on, cleared codes on OBDII reader and fired her up. No further DTC codes, no MIL light, no ETC light.
Now its confirmed, I'll do a proper connection on it with spade connectors etc.
Big thanks to all those who've offered advice!!
that 1st photo is a bit blurred...the resistor wire seems to go into socket #3 (top to bottom), does it also go into #2 (because the wire at upper end of the resistor doesnt seem to be attached)? (I'm guessing 2 & 3 from previous posts). Being ignorant of transistors, does it matter which way round its fitted?
for owners who have a working swirl motor at present, it may well be worth making up a spade connector / resistor set & keeping it in the glovebox JIC youre away from home & drop into 'limp' mode with a failure....... nothing would be guaranteed more than to have it happen on a holiday in France, for instance!
on a £600 repair, I reckon a £599.74 saving is probably worth having!
I'll alter the title of this thread & sticky it here & in Australia
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