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Hey ive had no problems with this car before its perfect but i might have tripped the Immobiliser somehow. It wont start now.

it was sort of turning the engine but not starting at first for a while but now the engine doesnt turn at all either after a few tries. The security light is on when the car is locked and im outside but off when im in and its unlocked so not sure what this is.

i might call in a mobile mechanic but do you think they can help?

 

edit: key light is on as well and windows stuck too

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1 hour ago, Redfield said:

Hey ive had no problems with this car before its perfect but i might have tripped the Immobiliser somehow. It wont start now.

it was sort of turning the engine but not starting at first for a while but now the engine doesnt turn at all either after a few tries. The security light is on when the car is locked and im outside but off when im in and its unlocked so not sure what this is.

i might call in a mobile mechanic but do you think they can help?

 

edit: key light is on as well and windows stuck too

Update: i got a battery replacement for the key. Didnt work. 

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4 hours ago, Redfield said:

Hey ive had no problems with this car before its perfect but i might have tripped the Immobiliser somehow. It wont start now.

it was sort of turning the engine but not starting at first for a while but now the engine doesnt turn at all either after a few tries. The security light is on when the car is locked and im outside but off when im in and its unlocked so not sure what this is.

i might call in a mobile mechanic but do you think they can help?

 

edit: key light is on as well and windows stuck too

Hey guys for anyone interested or for anyone with this problem in future, in my case it was the battery needed replacement. All solved now. Happy as.

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That was my first thought.

It always pays to have even just a cheap and crappy digital multimeter from Jaycar so you can actually measure your battery every now and then. It's a good way to keep an eye on the life of the battery and be prepared for the day you should consider replacing it before it leaves you stranded.

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