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GTV starting issues

A couple of months ago my GF's GTV failed the head gasket and needed a top end rebuild.

She noticed the key code light on the dash was on but the handbook didn't highlight it as an issue so she carried on driving.

Anyway, she had it mended and has had the light come on since whilst driving but again hasn't paid much attention.

The last couple of days its been difficult to start and today it gave up completely. I've read on here it could be the air flow meter so I'll check that when I get home tonight.

Can anyone tell me if the key code light coming on is a warning of something not right and if so what?

I'll know more about the symptoms this mornign when I get home later so I'll post more thne.

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Re: GTV starting issues

The key code light can come on to indicate that the code reader hasn't recognised the code from the key - however, this would stop the car from starting.

The key code light can come on if you turn the key too quickly in the ignition - try turning it slowly and see what happens.
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Re: GTV starting issues

Anyone come across the key code light coming on whilst driving then?

This is whats happened to her car in the past.
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Could this be relate to the pick-up loop around the ignition lock I think I've read about??
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Re: GTV starting issues

my gtv head gasket went recently, the first indication i had was the injector light was on. i couldnt say if there was any connection but the bad news is, im currently driving a vauxhall zafira till repairs can be saved up for
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Re: GTV starting issues

Hi Harry , my code light has come on quite a few times whilst driving, I just ignored it the second or third time as it didnt seem to make any difference I think I`ll try Garys tip and turn the key more slowly from now on.
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