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Intermittent immobiliser problem
A few months ago I picked up my first car, a T Reg 1.4 Renault Clio Alize. On the whole it works brilliantly, but it has started to develop a problem.
When the car is locked the immobiliser light flashes slowly- that's fine. When I put the key in and turn it occasionally the light will flash fast and if I try and turn on the engine, it will sound like its starting to turn, but then never engages.
If I take the key out, wait a minute and then put it in, the immobiliser light goes off and it starts fine. Conversely if it starts fine, I turn it off and wait another minute, chances are the problem will return.
I've checked all the fuses and their contacts, cleaned the key battery terminals and replaced the battery, but no luck. Any ideas? I will take it down to the Renault garage next week but I'd like to know a thing or two before I walk in there!