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#1 rueboy66

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

Hi guys,

 

went to my car just now after parking up and the red light in the center of the dash was flashing continuously any ideas what it is, i thought it was the alarm warning light but i can't see any mention of it in the hand book.

 

thanks Kev. 



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

Immobiliser?

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:32 PM

im not sure as it started fine.....



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:42 PM

It's the Immobiliser.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

Depends which light and how fast its flashing.   The standard immobiliser light between the main dials is a very slow on/off rate on the Mk7.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:20 AM

so if it is the immobiliser, why would it flash like that after engine was running? ive been out in it again and it didn't do it! 



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

when the immobiliser flashes rapidly its saying that it cannot see the chip to disarm it.

 

when the ignition is on (position II) the immobiliser needs to see the chip to disarm itself, if it doesnt detect it, or it detects the wrong one, it flashes to warn you that its not accepted. For one reason or another it could have had a daft moment where it didnt realise that the key was there.

 

Does this happen regularly or is this a one off?



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:28 PM

only had the car since friday, its the first time i noticed it, been out today and it was fine......hopefully just a hiccup 



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:45 PM

I suspect so, I wouldnt worry unless you cant start the car!




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