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Audi A3 - Car cuts out

Discussion in 'New TDI forum member introductions' started by gdavies1177, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. gdavies1177

    gdavies1177 New Member

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    Since yesterday my car (audi a3 1.9tdi - 2001) has decided not to start. I turn the key the engine kicks in and then cuts out. The engine immobilizer warning light is flashing so I assume it's something to do with the key??? Can anyone help with some suggestions or fixes???

    Cheers,
    Gary
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  2. Keithuk

    Keithuk Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum. welcometomyturbodies

    Yes it sounds like the pain in the ass immobilizer problem, it will run for 1-2 seconds then stop?

    Have you done anything to you motor.

    Are you using the same key you've always used, do you have a spare key you could try?

    You haven't replaced the car battery have you?

    Do a search for immobilizer in FAQ.
  3. gdavies1177

    gdavies1177 New Member

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    Hi Keith,

    Haven't done anything to the motor or the battery and I'm using the same key as always. I've tried the spare keys last night to no avail.
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  5. Sandy1962

    Sandy1962 New Member

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    Immobilizer Problems

    Hi,

    I have an Audi A4 1.8T (2003) and I have the same issue. Can you advise what the result was from your troubleshooting this problem? Did you eventually get this fixed? If so, what did you do?
    sb

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