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Possible immobiliser cut in Grand Vitara 2.0 td 2000

Sometimes when i go to start it, you let it heat up but the heater light[thats the one with the 2 curves... kinda] starts to flash and engine will only turn over but not start.I have to disconnect the lead from battery and replace it again and it starts then.Does this sound like immobilser cutting in ? Would greatly appreciate help? Right hand drive Ireland .Thanks

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  • piepieman Jul 20, 2008

    checked all fuses, disconnected and reconnected battery. The glo plug light is still flashing on and off and the engine will not fire

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    same prob but no matter what i do it wont stop



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I have had the same problem and also had the problem where I had to replace the immobilizer.

If the immobilizer is not working you only will be able to start the engine if you connect the diagnostic computer and reset. The engine and starter does not start.

If it is problem with the glow/fuse only glow, switch off and glow a few times and you will be OK


Posted on Jan 29, 2010


I had the same problem, only option is garage to re set it when they give it diagnostic check. fixed mine but!!!!!!! they said i had a slight coolant leek half hour later head gasket went!!!. had it fixed now, black smoke every were and no power. think i opend a can of worms should have just sold the dam thing.
good luck

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