Well I saved the ignition barrel, foreign piece of plastic was stopping the key from entering. I have all the Ignition lights, everything works, fitted a new battery as well, the non remote key will open and lock all the doors ok,But nothing when your turn the key to engage the starter.Does the imobilser initiate with the central locking or is the key coded to the ignition barrel ? Has anyone had similar problem and answers? Cheers Coops
it is an R50 12/2003. It definatley has a chip in the key i had a look and apparently it interfaces with the antennae ring around the ignition barrel which tells the computer to allow it to start. So I need to speak to someone on how to test the ring or the computer. the nearest dealer is 900km away.
Im pretty sure the new starter is ok. The old starter was doing the same thing so that is the only reason I put the new one in. There is also a noise comming from the area around the firewall. I just cant pinpoint the precise area.