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I have a 1996 Laguna and it wont start. Apparently all signs point to the immobiliser not working. Light flashing on dashboard and of course it won’t start.

I have read a lot of the posts on here about the immobilisers but haven’t been able to find one that could work.

The immobiliser light is not flashing on the central locking switch so wont be able to enter any codes.

All fuses are fine.

No water leaking in through the aerial bit.

However did take out the immobiliser unit to find that it contained a lot of water, unless this is some high tech water cooling idea I don’t think its normal. Obviously dried it out and put it back in but no joy.

I think that the actually immobiliser unit is broken. Blown chip or something.

So any ideas? Can you buy an immobiliser unit that matches your car and just plug it in, if so from where and how much?

Also does anyone actually know how the system works. I have a bit of electronics background and was thinking around the lines of it must send a code to the cars ecu that is checked and if ok car starts. Does anyone know what form this code takes? Is it like an 8 bit code which could be something like 01010101. and is it the same code every time the car starts? is it repeated on a loop while the car is working or just at startup?

With it being an old car would think it would be a short code (hopefully). If so could you do a brute force attack using the pc or some kind of signal generator, to find the magic code then just build a device that just enters that?

Could be a solution to the problem.

What do people think?
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum i think that you cheepest opion would be one from the breakers yard but has it been subjected to the same as yours and iam not at all sure if its just a simple swop over a hope this helps you a little cheers Donald
 

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i have had similar problem which so far is sorted,think it was damp in eye possibly but no one is sure however one trick that did seem to work was to disconnect the battery for a few hours,overnight usually,the key on my 95 laguna resets it self(i.e. code) every time you unlock the central locking, an anti theft device according to renault to prevent the key being read,can't really help with code stuff
 
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