How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Greg Your Own Question
Greg
Greg, Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 7065
Experience:  Automotive diagnostic tech
29331485
Type Your Car Question Here...
Greg is online now

I have a 55 Reg Megane 1.4 and after a run recently it

Customer Question

I have a 55 Reg Megane 1.4 and after a run recently it wouldn't start again. There is an immobiliser fault indicated, can you help ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I'm Shantal and I'm a moderator for this topic.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I was checking to see if you had already found your answer or if you still need assistance from one of the Professionals.
Please let me know if you wish to continue waiting or if you would like for us to close your question?
Thank you,
Shantal
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.
Hi .
If the immo light is on with the key in the ignition and switch to the ON position then the key is not getting recognized, what you will have to do is try your spare , if ther spare also has a problem then you will need to have the system checked for malfunction codes ,
in most cases its known for the system to malfunction and lose the ID of the key and just need reprogramming.
Here is a link to a site to find a local locksmith that has the needed equipment to check repair and reprogram your key .they will come to you and will be cheaper and far more easier than dragging your car to the dealership .
http://www.advanced-locksmiths.co.uk/ukpostcodes/locate.php
Copy and paste this link in your free browser .
Need any follow up help then please get back to me with the reply button, and not the poor or bad service.
This way i can get back to you or suggest another expert if needed.
If i do not get back to you then i may be off line, and when i get back online i will get back to you..
Your deposit does not pay me until the answer is rated in a positive way,
Not rating or a bad rating does not constitute a refund.
If you are not happy or you have sorted out your problem before the answer then please let me know with the reply button .
Kind regards Greg.
Greg, Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 7065
Experience: Automotive diagnostic tech
Greg and other Car Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Greg, the problem turned out to be a hidden, but simple when traced . A burned through live cable rubbing against a wire wound air hose on the near side of the engine bay. After trying to get to the bottom bank of fuses on the bulkhead (after the car started and then stopped) the cable separated in the auto - electricians hand. Thanks for the assist. David
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Shantal. Close the question as the problem (now fixed) was one of a hidden cable shorting out on a wire wound air hose beside the battery carriage. David
Expert:  Greg replied 1 year ago.
Thank you David for getting back . Good find and good work . Happy motoring David and thank you for using JA, if you have future problems ask for me and hopefully you get answered a lot quicker .. Rgds Greg