We have been to look at a volkswager transporter autosleeper talent 1996 today that is for sale. Unfortunately the lady was unable to start it. We thought that the battery was flat but are now wondering...
Immobiliser"s have been mandatory in all new cars sold in Germany since 1 January 1998, in the United Kingdom since 1 October 1998, in Finland since 1998, in Australia since 2001 and in Canada since 2007. Early models used a static code in the ignition key (or key fob) which was recognised by an RFID loop around the lock barrel and checked against the vehicle's Engine Control Unit (ECU) for a match. If the code is unrecognised, the ECU will not allow fuel to flow and ignition to take place. Later models use rolling codes or advanced cryptography to defeat copying of the code from the key or ECU. You do not state the year or your location. So see if you are in one of the areas above. The new style of Immobilizer is very hard to bypass. Make sure she is using the main key to try and start it. If the lock out is engaged the engine will spin but she will not fire. Is this what is happening? If the engine is not turning there may be a master cut off switch under the dash, I have installed one of these on my older car to save the battery, look for a large switch under the dash or seat. Look for a switch that looks out of place or out of the ordinary for the vehicle interior. Hope this Helps FixYa Up.
Aug 13, 2011 |
Volkswagen Camper Cars & Trucks