i'm having some problems with my NC 2006 immobiliser. Without any patterns that i noticed, sometimes the key car light flashes rapidly and won't let me start the car. Sometimes will start first thing in the morning, sometimes it won't. Sometimes i'll drive it 10 min then when i get back in it, it will not let me start. I take the key in and out a few times then it starts. The spare key seemed to work fine at first but then the issue came back. During the summer period it never had this issue, only when it got cold things started to play up.
Things I did so far:
- replaced battery in the keys
- I sprayed the key transponder with some electric fast dry spray.
- that's it.....
I read things online and some suggested a new immobiliser system from the dealer costing a lot of money.
I hate electronics - anything you can't fix with proper tools is a PITA, lol.
How old is the battery? Could you get it tested at a Halfords or similar? Low/wavering voltages can cause weird issues. The fact it's only started doing it when the weather is cold, which is not good for batteries, could be a tell-tale sign.
Other than that, could be a failing transponder/receiver thing on the car - not sure if you can buy them new on their own, and/or if they are coded to the car??
Same, I don't know much about wires. I don't know how old the battery is, I just bought the car late summer this year. Thing is it does it even after i drove the thing for like 10-20 min. You get back in it 2 min later and it plays up. You would have thought the battery is charged.
The chances that both keys have a failed transpondent is low but still possible. I'm thinking receiver maybe....but then again, i don't know.
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: A rave to the bottom sounds a lot more fun than a race to the bottom lol, but I can appreciate his mindset. I guess I'd say 'maintain quality and prices, let the good work build reputation', but many (most?) running 5s generally want things cheap, so...
Jun 12, 2020 1:04:32 GMT
wannabe: Oh, a typo earlier - if you *can't* work from home you can go to work!
Jun 12, 2020 1:05:43 GMT
FFS Corders: He covers all his thoughts in the statement, but suffice to say he's had enough of the way the scene has changed since he started out
Jun 12, 2020 13:37:03 GMT
V6: 2020 is a transition year. Lots will change / end. Fourth Turning. New things are headed this way. Information, opportunities, all sorts. But first some chaos. Just remain chilled and flexible. Next year will be better
Jun 17, 2020 19:01:24 GMT
Zed.: if we live to see it
Jun 19, 2020 18:12:00 GMT
V6: If we don't... then we will truly be free We are souls in temporary bodies experiencing 3D. Our souls live forever on higher levels, so nothing really matters. This is merely basic bitch level.
Jun 19, 2020 18:57:25 GMT
atlex: Keep your head up this too will pass!
Jun 24, 2020 21:47:32 GMT
howardb66: Looks great for an N/A
Jun 25, 2020 17:02:21 GMT
FFS Corders: That is a bit decent
Jun 27, 2020 13:29:01 GMT
V6: If anyone sees an LSD for sale please let me know. Must be from a 2002 or earlier mk2 VT / Sport to get the 3.6 ratio. Not sure if I need it yet, but will buy for spares in case I do later on. Beers for finder fee. I've only looked on ebay
Jun 28, 2020 19:15:17 GMT
V6: ps 2003 onwards is the Fuji apparently. I want the Torsen
Jun 28, 2020 19:15:56 GMT
Zed.: just rebuild what you've got?
Jun 29, 2020 15:02:05 GMT
howardb66: V6, there’s one on Nutz
Jun 29, 2020 15:36:24 GMT
howardb66: balls, its sold
Jun 29, 2020 15:36:35 GMT