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    Immobiliser kicks in every so often

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    Got a 2006 1.6 5dr Life Auto. For the last 3-4 months every so often I get in my car turn the key and nothing happens. The immobiliser light flashes along with the engine management light (on solid, not flashing). So I take the key out and put it back in, turn and usually it starts. If not then after a few goes it starts.

    Most of the time it starts first time. I tried swapping keys with the spare which improved things but then it started to play up again. I went to Vauxhall yesterday and had both batteries changed (not bad at £4.40 each). It worked fine yesterday but this morning needed two attempts.

    Any ideas as to what else could be wrong? I'm not too fussed so long as it does start after a few goes, just the worry that one day it wont.

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    I think this would point to a CIM fault which is common for other problems on the MK5, not certain though

    Can't believe vauxhall changed the remote batteries for this problem though as they are only there for the remote locking
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    Hi Autosparks. What is a CIM fault? What part is it? Is it cheap/easy to fix? Thanks

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    The CIM (column intagrated madule) fault is linked to what watchdog reported on when the horns were packing up on these cars so would be covered under warrenty even if the cars out of warrenty
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    Quick update on this. It has done it once in the past two weeks. I can live with it at that rate. Any worse and I might take it in.

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    by query wen it does it do u unlock the car and then take a wile getting in or doing sumin before starting the car up? as this will cause the immobiliser to kick in simply take key out lock the car unlock it and start it up.
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    It varies. It seems to happen when I want to get away quickly, so unlock, get in, seat belt, try to start car.

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    hmmm weird never herd this before maybe get it read by a specialist then
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrasetsie View Post
    by query wen it does it do u unlock the car and then take a wile getting in or doing sumin before starting the car up? as this will cause the immobiliser to kick in simply take key out lock the car unlock it and start it up.
    That sounds like the sort of thing a aftermarket immobiliser will do and not a factory fitted transponder immobiliser
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    Mine does this also,

    Usually at 5pm when wanting to get out of the car park at work quickly I have to take the key out and put it back in a couple of times. (Spanner Light flashes and wont start).

    Doesnt do it all the time mind.

    Daz.

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