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Car won't start - light on dash with key symbol

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Old 10-05-2005, 09:10 PM
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Default Car won't start - light on dash with key symbol

Hi

This is my first time on any forum. So any mistakes, sorry newbie. I have an A3 1.8T 97. Sometimes the car will not start. All the checks seem to come ok and then the symbol with the key appears and the car does not start. Has anyone else had this problem, any possible fixes?

Thanks

Heavym
 
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:43 AM
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Default RE: Car won't start - light on dash with key symbol

The key light is the immobilizer light. It isn't reading your key, or your key isn't recognized.

The two most common reasons for this problem are:
1. The reader coil in the ignition switch is bad.
2. The key isn't programmed into the immobilizer.
 
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:55 AM
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Default RE: Car won't start - light on dash with key symbol

Hi

Thanks for the swift response. I know that the key is programmed correctly to the immobiliser, so that means the problem is with the reader coil.

Many Thanks

Heavym
 
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