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Join Date: Aug 2004
Re: Main Key Not Working PLEASE Help
Sounds like possibly an alarm issue - the alarm and the remote locking are controlled by the unit under the nearside wheel arch, if I remember correctly - at least when I couldn't disable the alarm after getting a new key, I unplugged the unit - two plugs - and neither the alarm or the remote locking now work....Car starts fine, though - that's controlled by a code box under the dash, which receives its signal from the key via an aerial wire round the ignition barrel, then signals the ECU to run.
Hmmmm.....Is the red warning light on in the speedo - looks like an injector? If so that points to the immobiliser as well, but I can't see why you should get both issues. When you say the car wouldn't start - does it spin over at normal speed? Just wondering if a low battery could be the problem...the 156s are a bit sensitive to low voltage. Failing that try all connections to the relays mounted around the battery....
That's all I can think of at present, sorry....
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