Ignition/immob issue, please help! (A3 1.8T (98))
I've spent all day ripping apart the dash on my A3. I'm happy to say that I fixed my blower issue (see here..), but have no come across a slightly bigger issue.. The car won't start.
This is how it went..
after testing the blowers, I thought I'd try get in and behind my clocks, as the LCD that displays the MPG, time, temperature etc wasn't illuminated. The backlight (red) was there, but no digits. Silly me over here thought it could be a bulb; evidently not. It's getting dark, things are being put back together, I get to a point where I can leave it.. Just before I give up for the night I decide to re-connect the battery and test a few things..
The Engine Immob light continually flashes, and when I strike the car up, it instantly dies. Is this because I dissconected the battery?!
Now, I figure it's the small thin black key I have with my spare, that it used to disarm the immob? Yes? no? It's too dark for me to try anything now but I must sort this for tomorrow... I can't beleive what a waste of a day it's been..