Peugeot Boxer immmobiliser

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  1. teknik155

    teknik155 Funster

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    Hi there folks,got an annoying intermitant fault on the peugeot immobiliser.
    Its a 1999 (V) 2.5 turbo diesel Boxer and its developed an intermittant fault on the factory fitted immobiliser. Putting key in turning ignition taking key out waiting 10 seconds and trying to restart it will immobilise 6 times out of 10. I hate this sort of problem if it dies replace it simplesss if it keeps coming back to life sometimes then it could be anything. helpppppppppppp.
    Oh i have red key but no coded smart card.
    The key i'm using is an original black key and fault still exists when red key is used.
     
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    have you tried the key in both ways? sometimes they work one way and not the other
     
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    the receiver for the immobiliser is mounted by the key hole to detect the chip in the key. if this is faulty or has a bad connection or has moved a bit, you will see this sort of intermittent fault. i had the same with another vehicle and just pulling apart the electrical connector and refitting cured the fault
     
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    It is a common problem - is it actually immobilising, or is the key symbol just coming on?

    If turning but immobilising, then it will be a bad connection on the pump end. If not recognising the key, then it will be the receiver on the barrel (plastic ring) which is not reading.
     
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    Wow thanks to the Funners who have replied. Its also great to see that the replies are aimed towards a simple and cheap repair.
    rainbow chasers it is actually immobilising ie not firing and the light is on as well.
    When I turn key and light goes out then it starts.
    TheBig1There is a big bunch of cables going out of a white block attached to column is this the connector you are talking about????
     
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    remove outer plastic shroud by undoing the screws. behind the lock you will see a couple of connectors with a few wires in each. find the plastic ring round the lock, and check its not loose, then follow the wires from the back to its connector. unplug and plug back in firmly to re-seat the connections.
     
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    I too have this problem. stop at railway gates/ long trafic queue, etc, and switch off chance is it wont start again, shows the key code, take key out offer up again, sometimes as much as 8/9 times. Then all of a sudden it reconizes it and away you go. Just done a trip to Wales and on the motorway the key code came on and stayed on for about 10 miles then went out. Havn't had the prob' again yet, (fingers crossed) hope this may have cleared it.( or the lamp is now blown! ) The engine is a diesel so thinking that is why it kept running when the code was showing on the motorway. Any thoughts on this suggestion?? Ecky. Ps. This is my first time on the forum. Hope I have got it right.
     
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    Hi there ecky the fiat/ peugeot/Citroën immobiliser has a bad reputation and can cause a lot of problems. Using a local garage they removed the diesel pump, drilled out some security bollts , removed the immobiliser and refitted pump and I now have peace of mind. I already have a strikeback alarm fitted so I still have some security.
    The immobiliser comes in 2 bits , the pump and a "ring" on the steering column that reads the key. I replaced the ring first ( cheapest option) didn't solve it so had no option but to take the immobiliser off and reuse the old pump (garage checked it out before replacing it).its not cheap as it is quite labour intensive but I'm happy and wife ain't stressed out.
     
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    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    If you send me a copy of your V5 (eddie@vanbitz.com) I will email you detailed instructions how to remove the immobiliser. Be quick though as I go on holiday on Wednesday :cool:;)(y)
     
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