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post #1 of 4 Old 06-04-2010, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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F355 immobilizer

Wanted to go for a drive.

Pressing on the red remote did nothing. So I put in the key and opened the door and the alarm went off. Pressing the remote did nothing again. Tried starting the car and it would not. Locked the door. The flashers kept going on for a few minutes.

Any easy way out? The battery in the red remote seems ok because the tiny red light comes on.

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-04-2010, 12:36 PM
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Wanted to go for a drive.

Pressing on the red remote did nothing. So I put in the key and opened the door and the alarm went off. Pressing the remote did nothing again. Tried starting the car and it would not. Locked the door. The flashers kept going on for a few minutes.

Any easy way out? The battery in the red remote seems ok because the tiny red light comes on.

Thanks
Hameed

Try, and I don't know these remotes too well.

1. Replace the battery anyway, as if too low they do offer problems
2. Reset the car's ECU's = easy: Turn off battery switch under hood, wait about 30-40 seconds; turn switch back on, and wait another 1-2 min [overkill]; put key in lock and turn to ON, but don't start position for about 1 min, some like to do for about 2-3 min; THEN off the key and back on like regular start.
3. let it warm under 3k RPM for about 10 -15 min especially if cold.

THEN after 1&2 above try your remote again

IF not, PM GCalo and he knows these remotes well ...matter of fact more know it better than I, I am just offering a system 'reboot' of sorts. Works on my 456.

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Rik's advice is good.

I would also check your car battery. Biggest cause of electrical probs is a weak battery. If your battery is the OEM and is about 4 years old replace it.

Reset as Rik suggested and try again.

Your system seems to be out of synch but I'd bet on the car battery.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-14-2013, 11:39 PM
 
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hi Gcalo,

i have left my 456GTA for 9 months untouch and it just coudn't start even with new battery replace. I will follow Rik's steps to start the horse. One addition question is, what is the sequence ( flashing pattern) of the immobiliser red light (indicator) like, which located at the center console.

when the immobiliser is on = ?
when the immobliser is off = ?

Your prompt is highly appreciated.

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