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Have the code reader used to reset the cpu after the failed battery was charged and your other faults may be fixed.
Posted on Jul 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: electronic immobilizer
most likely cause is the gauge cluster, this will have to be tested and service by your local dealership because the dash cluster and keys have to be coded. I have seen the immobilizer loose it's coding for apearantly no reason. therefore have them recode cluster and see if problem goes away, if it doesn't the gauge cluster will have to be replaced.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
SOURCE: My jetta won't recognize the key
I have had this same issue ever since I purchased the car new in 2000. It seems to be a very intermittent issue, but I found that when it occurred, it was typically damp and between 40 and 50F.
In any case, the dealer was not able to diagnose and fix the problem. I did get them to give me a 4 digit pass code for the immobilizer. This pass code is entered by using the clock adjust knob and the odometer reset button. Once the pass code is entered, the car will start. However, this is not a permanent fix as you may need to enter the pass code again should the immobilizer activate.
Sometimes the Jetta will start after 5-6 trys when the immobilizer is activated, but if I crank anything past 10, I usually resort to the pass code.
I am searching today for solutions since I have needed to use the pass code twice in the last 4 times that I have neede to start the car, and the weather is perfect.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
I have this problem too and my new Saab mechanic told me that I would probably need a new instrument cluster. He said a brand new one costs $2500 but that he would order me a used one from a car that had fewer miles than mine as you can set them back but not forward. He both diagnosed and temporarily "fixed" the problem by slamming his hand really hard on the dash over the panel and all the lights and gauges immediately started working fine....for now. I haven't had the work done yet (I have a 1998 Saab 900S with 130K) so if anyone has any other ideas about this I would love to know what they are. This issue with the gauges and dash lights has been happening on and off for over a YEAR and this is the first time someone has had any idea what it is. I already had my ignition switched replaced so we know that's not what it was. THANKS
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
SOURCE: electronic immobilizer
i recently had the problem with the immobilizer after mo 03 jetta battery had died after speaking with the dealer they said i would have to tow it to them. yeah a 160 miles after reading several blogs i put the battery charger back on put the key in the ignition and turned it to the on position and left it for @ 20 minutes when i returned the immobilizer light was out i then cycled the key off and back on the light came on then went out as it should then proceeded to crank the engine over and it fired without problems and seems to be fin now......curse greedy dealers
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
No he's got wrong, but he's right respectively iun certain situations, but, n13 pulsars dashes (along wth old pintara and skyliones as far as I know) have a little nylon cog inside the fascia that run you odometer that breaks, because of the high demand because a lot of them break you can buy the little cogs off ebay for a couple of dollars and if you wnat to repair it yourself go for it or you can get a professionalto open her up and re install the new one for you
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
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