Am I being an idiot?
I haven't had the dreaded "code" light problem for about 3 years, a flat battery sorted it last time. It's just cropped up again, light wouldn't go out and the car wouldn't start. I moved the steering wheel about, and hit it, no joy. Disconnected the battery for an hour and it was good for 2 starts before the problem returned.
I have the maroon master key and code card so I thought I'd try that, putting the key to MAR & putting the code in with the accelerator pedal. Depressed the accelerator for a while expecting the engine management light to flash, instead the code light went out and the car's been fine for the last few days.
Anyway, a partial question is, why didn't the light start flashing & why did it seem to reset the code with the accelerator pressed?
The main question, and more importantantly, with a long drive from tomorrow evening & a number of stops over the weekend, I'd like to be able to start the car using the key card & accelerator if the need arises. Problem is my card doesn't have a 5 digit code on it. It has a barcode, a long code with numbers & letters, and numbers 1 to 7 with an asterisk after the 1 & the 2. There doesn't look to be anything missing. Do I even have the 5 number code? Is this a different system than would be in the manual? I have no idea what code to enter (should I need to).
The car is a 3.0 V6 GTV lusso 2001. Can anyone help? The sooner the better if possible as I set off at 6pm on weds evening and I'd like to know how to do the manual code before I set off.
Last edited by superjimbo; 12-06-13 at 00:00.