I have a Astra 2.0 16v sport 5 door love my car but, friday left work, and car wouldn't start, friend brought up some jump leads, and car would still not start although it was trying to . left car at work, my friend attempted to try to try again at 10 friday night, and battery was completely flat!! Saturday morning, i replaced battery, and thinking that would solve my problem, it didn't!! i've had an auto diagonic done on the ECU, that seems fine, but it seems that the immobiliser has activated, and has the key is not sending the signal to deactivate ! wouldn't mind, but didn't even realise car had immobilser!!! is there any way round this problem without haven't to contact Vauxhall for the 4 digit passcode which i wasn't given when i brought the car, and if i do need to contact vauxhall, how can i speed them up to give me the codes quicker than the 42hours ive been quoted to get them???? i am a single parent, who desperately needs her car to get both her little boy to school and me to work by monday morning????
these are some replies i have received:
"Do you use a battery operated keyfob to activate the immobiliser.? or is it the contact type.?
if it was the imobilliser, the electronics light should have been flashing when you tried to start the car (the picture of a car with a spanner through it)
in which case normally just leaving it 10 mins and trying again will work, but obviously if it didnt you could need the code from vauxhall,
and if they say 42 hours, then thats what it is, they wont hurry it, it needs to come from opel in germany, so just need to wait,
do you not have a spare key?"
I have the same problem with either key. any more ideas???
Could the immobiliser be bypassed or or replaced???
any ideas on where to get cheap replacement.
Is this an easy job?
AND IMMOBILSER MUST BE CONTACT TYPE.
PLEASE PLEASE HELP
I feel sorry for your problem. However, I hope this will help. Open your car bonnet and open the main fuse cover (it should be next to the relay box). From top to the bottom fuse 6 (it should mark 20) check it see if it blown. If it not check the fuse 2 (it should mark 60). If that doesnt work check the interior fuse 46 which you find it in your manual book. Make sure you replace all broken fuse. Wish you luck!!!"
THE STATE OF PLAY IS NOW:
I received my car codes from vauxhall, again i've had my auto diagnoic man out tonight (monday 25.09.06), and still no joy!!! the immobilser is still not deactivating!!!
the machine he uses, has programmed the keys correctly and, it is still saying "wrong signal"
i've had all the fuses checked, as he is part of a very reputable garage in my area, he has thoughly checked the car, and now he has to tow to his workshop for more work and try and find the source of the problem
if anyone can help, shed some light, and give any advice, please tell me!
this is getting quite frustrating, as i have a little 5 yr old boy, who i had to walk nearly 2 miles today to get to school, and is knackered before even getting there
PLEASE IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME