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On Saturday, I collected my 'new' car.

Drove it some 60 miles back home, starting a couple of times without problems, slight clanking noises from the rear quarter at low speeds which I assume is worn bushings, but mostly OK, I like the stereo controls on the wheel.

Started it, moved it around the drive a few times, over Sunday, then when I come to Sunday night, it's not starting. :(

The stupid part of the question is is that the "STOP" indicator on the panel stays on. Is this the 'immobiliser' light that's being mentioned in other threads?

Or is it not working for other reasons.

The keys are IR ones, and there is an IR receiver - one of the paper labels inside the keys starts V046E8C-2C5.

I've tried turning on the ignition, and holding down the central locking button but nothing at all happens.


The door locks and boot lock does not match, and I suspect that this may mean that the ECU/keys have been changed out.

Any comments? (1994 is 'M'?)
Thanks!
 

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I think it doubles as the immobiliser light on some models, is the car running with the light on, if so there is another issue
I'm not _completely_ sure if it was or was not running with the light on.
However, it's not running at all at the moment.
Starter motor turns it over happily for ages, and light stays on but not a cough.
Next thing I'm checking is if there is any pulses hitting the injector.
 

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check ur oil,

also open and close vehicle with the key rather than fob,

also take a lead off battery whilst vehicle is open see what happens.

failing that you may need a reset.

hope this helps.

if its oil the stop/serv should point to this,i would go with a reset.
 

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I've tried turning on the ignition, and holding down the central locking button but nothing at all happens.

Try it without the ignition on
 

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check ur oil,

also open and close vehicle with the key rather than fob,
Oil? Will that stop it going? Anyway - checking is trivial.

I've always been doing that - the fob has never worked.
also take a lead off battery whilst vehicle is open see what happens.

failing that you may need a reset.

hope this helps.

if its oil the stop/serv should point to this,i would go with a reset.
What's involved in a reset?
Will try disconnecting battery.
Shouldn't make it worse.
Slightly considering the 'nuclear option' - MegaSquirt - Electronic Fuel Injection Computer by Bowling & Grippo * * ©2005 Roll my own ECU.

My last couple of cars have both had expensive to fix immobiliser problems.
It'd be nice to be able to know that I'd at least caused a problem.
 

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Oil? Will that stop it going? Anyway - checking is trivial.
Sigh - not oil. It was low on oil.
But, filled it up to dipstick max, and now the oil light goes out under cranking, but stop does not go off.
Slightly considering the 'nuclear option' - MegaSquirt - Electronic Fuel Injection Computer by Bowling & Grippo * * ©2005 Roll my own ECU.
Ordered, and we'll see how it works.
150 quid for an ECU that can be moved to any future car without much issue is probably a good plan.
 
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