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    Spare key issue - starts, then stops

    Hello there, just got a 52/2003 sri, I have one key working fine, my spare one unlocks it etc, and does start it, but then stops, like its being cut out by the immobiliser or something, does it need reprogramming or something?

    Also, it doesn't just fire up first time, every time, any way to improve this? I am not great with cars etc, should I clean the spark plugs to improve it?

    Thanks

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    When it stops, does it flash a warning light on the dash (Car with a spanner)?
    If yes, it's definitely your immobiliser.
    Carefuly open the key & check you have an immobiliser chip fitted.
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    Yeah, it does show the spanner.

    I think that chip fell out at the garage!! He put it in a pot I think, I will call him tomorrow.

    It looked like a small square of plastic like that, thought it was just there to hold the battery in or something as the key was stuffed with card to do that, really hope he still has it.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Got the chip, put it in, all good now!

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