01 1.2 Starting Problem. Immobiliser? - ashbaz
Hi,

My Renault Clio has rather suddenly decided to stop working and it seems to be or I guess it to be an immobiliser problem. At first I thought it was because it was winter it just didn't want to know and needed a new battery as it turns over and then gives up after a couple of seconds. So I bought a new battery and it did seem to work, well for about 2 days and now I'm back where I was (guess I was just lucky). I've also tried a new battery in both of my plip keys to try and make sure the signal is working properly and it does open and lock my doors so I guess the fault isn't at the plip key end, rather the receiver?

When I try the ignition and it gives up it displays the red light solidly so that seems to make me think that it is the immobiliser kicking in and killing the engine.

So I'm hoping somebody can shine a light on what's going on and where to go from here. I don't really want to have to go to Renault as I'm sure my wallet would only end up penniless.


Thanks in advance,

Ashley


Oh and sorry it's quite the essay.
01 1.2 Starting Problem. Immobiliser? - Screwloose

If it will now only turn over for a few seconds before the battery dies; then I'd suspect a charging fault.
01 1.2 Starting Problem. Immobiliser? - ashbaz
Hey,

Thanks for the response. Went out to my car today to see if it wanted to work and it did!
So I think its a intermittent problem or something? Guess I might as well browse my electrical system any ideas where to start?

Ashley
01 1.2 Starting Problem. Immobiliser? - Screwloose

Stick a voltmeter across the battery and see what the charging voltage is?
01 1.2 Starting Problem. Immobiliser? - revlac
If it is an immobiliser problem the red light on the dash will stay on/flash rapidly when cranking.
If the red light goes out and the vehicle doesn't start suspect the flywheel sensor.
If it is an immobiliser fault try these people www.alarmremotes.co.uk>>
01 1.2 Starting Problem. Immobiliser? - ashbaz
Hey,

Well at the moment I'm just riding my luck sometimes it flashes rapidly or stays on so I don't even bother to try and start the engine. I just plip my key again and this seems to work as the immobiliser light goes off and my car starts without hesitation. But thanks for that website sounds like I'm going to have to give them a try or take it to Renault :(

Thanks

Ashley
01 1.2 Starting Problem. Immobiliser? - ashbaz
Hi,

Just to update everyone in case anyone else has this problem. I rang an auto electrician instead of going to Renault and he's put it on his machine to diagnose it and came up with it being the aerial coil as the key code wasn't getting received properly in the engine management system or something along those lines.

So hopefully fingers crossed I'll get it back tomorrow and I hope this information proves useful to others even if it is slightly vague lol.

Ashley
 

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