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Old 23-08-2016, 10:39 PM   #1
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Key Code - pick up rings issue

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Need some help as my mechanic has run out of ideas! S2 has been in his shed for months and recently when I was finally getting it back for MOT it wouldn't start. He has diagnosed it as the key code being "lost". I have not had a chance to ask him too much but is there a battery in the key for the transponder or any issue apart from going down the route of shipping it off to my local Pug dealer to be figured out and recoded?
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Old 23-08-2016, 11:04 PM   #2
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its just a small chip, no connection to any power source.

its relatively common for the aerial around the barrel to develop faults where it wont pick up the chip, or drop the signal, its a generic part so one from any other 106 will do, also pre multiplex partners.
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Old 25-08-2016, 10:48 AM   #3
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The wiring on the aerial around the ignition barrel is very delicate, if the dash has come out it might be damaged.

If the car has just sat idle and has not been used it sounds like a battery issue. Does the car have central locking or and aftermarket or OEM immobiliser?
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Old 25-08-2016, 12:48 PM   #4
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Hi all, the car has sat idle for months so I assumed a battery issue. Would you agree?

It is not central locking and I believe it is OEM immobiliser... I can't understand why it would now have Brocken the aerial around the ignition but all I can guess if if something broke the car was being welded around the drivers arch in the months before sitting idle unless something was touched or damaged.
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Old 25-08-2016, 03:07 PM   #5
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I'd agree that ruling out a battery is a good idea. Get a good charged one back in and see if it persists.
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So far checked battery, changed the pick up aerial for a new item from dealer. Checked all the connections I can think to check. Any advice on what might be the next thing to look out for?
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:03 PM   #7
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What happens when you try to start it, does it turn over or just nothing happens?
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It turns over fine - it just never catches
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Old 21-09-2016, 09:01 PM   #9
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So on deeper investigation I am told the ECU is fried. Looks like it happened while it was being welded over the summer. I have fired up a note on the parts wanted thread but keen to get advise on best course to resolve - do I get a 2nd hand and try and get somebody to reprogram it or find an unlocked one?
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