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b5 1.8 s-reg wont start

audiholic ste Mar 20, 2014

  1. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    Hi my friend has a b5 1.8 s-reg and it won't start . Last night he tried to start the car and it wouldnt . He has got the imobilizer light on the dash and it's flashing . Is there any way this can be overridden . Any help would be good cheers Steve .
     
  2. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    Is there anybody out there is there anyone home ? Any help at all ?
     
  3. matt66604

    matt66604 Member VCDS Map User

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    If the immobiliser light is flashing, there's a fault with either the key, the immo box or most likely the igniton coil reader & wiring.. Give the little 2 pin plug in the coil reader a wiggle when you try to start it..
     
  4. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Where abouts are you?
    I have tools to check the immo system, and also to over ride it.

    Does the car start then cut out?
     
  5. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    Yeah it's starts for a second tops and then cuts out . I'm in Manchester but the car is in stockport .
     
  6. slepy

    slepy Extremely smart and handsome person. VCDS Map User

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    Does he have 2 keys? If he does he should try the other one.
     
  7. This, very occasionally happens to mine. I find taking the key out and putting it in the other way seems to stop it cutting out.
    This also works with the DAF trucks at my work
     
  8. Tom_B

    Tom_B Member

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    I have an intermittent fault on the b5.5 passat. Occasionally won't accept one key but then is ok after being started with the other one.
     

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