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Engine Fault Code 17978

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Kitchy, Jul 4, 2009.

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    does anybody know what the above fault code relates to as its not listed in the book
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    ah very handy thanks mate it returned this

    17978 P1570 Contr.Module LockedVW
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    I did a quick google search and it came up with a Engine Start Blocked by Immobilizer.

    Didn't you say you had a problem with your alarm one night?

    It could of picked that up and displayed that as a fault

    Mine as done a 18010 due to the battery been run flat or charged so it picks that up as a fault and sore's it.
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    yeh the hazards were flashing at work again the other day but no siren never had a problem with the car starting tho,
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    Git to be something with the Immobilizer then?

    One of them ones thats hard to track down
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    yeh probably, gonna speak to the local audi specialist when i take it in for its service see what they say
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    What did they say?
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    dont forget in this warm weather if the windows down a bit it will set the sensors off
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