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Immobiliser issue after battery change
I have a 96 1.8 16V. It has been stood for a while as it is only used for track use. The old car battery was totally dead and would not charge so I bought a new battery for it.
The remote will now operate the central locking and the key will turn to the engine start position but the engine will not start. There is a brief whining noise for a second or 2 then quiet. I only have one key for it!!
The engine immobiliser icon flashes on initially switch on for about half a second then stays on solid regardless of what I do.
i'm pretty sure that the immobiliser has taken offence to the battery being disconnected. there are no water leaks as the car has been dry stored ina garage for the last 7 months.
I would really appreciate any top tips or tricks you may have as I have now sold the car and the bloke comes to pick it up tomorrow