You don't have an immobilizer problem. The immobilizer still lets the engine start normally, it just shuts the engine off after a second or two. Have you checked the fuel pump? Your profile doesn't say TDI so I'm assuming it's a gasoline engine. If the fuel pump doesn't kick on it could have died. If there's no spark and no fuel pump, check your ignition switch or maybe the alarm relay?So I tried the emergency bypass start with no luck. The car cranks but doesn't start. The fuel pump doesn't kick on and there is no spark.
Yes, have your ECU chip tuned to remove the immobilizer. It's written in the ECU and instrument cluster. If it could be easily bypass with a single wire it wouldn't be a very effective anti theft tool, would it?would rather have this problem gone rather than to have the anti theft, any suggestions?
Thanks for the tip, I am starting a can't start article. That is a tricky one. But as you found out, if it doesn't start it's not the immobilizer.Thanks for the help. I had to go to justanwer.com for a VW expert (I was stumped). After a few of hours of electrical troubleshooting, I found two ground wires under the battery tray that were corroded. Thanks VW - nothing like putting hidden grounds under a battery tray of a lead acid battery. :bangshead