Your Chevrolet Bolt doesn’t want to start? Have you tested all sorts of things? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you have the feeling that the issue originates from your immobiliser ? It is certainly plausible, indeed that it is in question if your car doesn’t want to start anymore or stalls when starting without a reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Chevrolet Bolt ? You are on the good article, we have created this post to support you see more clearly and resolve your problems relating to this element. First, we will see how the immobiliser works on your Chevrolet Bolt, then the different techniques to disable it.
How your immobiliser system works on Chevrolet Bolt
Before explaining the different solutions available to you, here is a short introduction to show you the goal and functions of the immobilizer in your Chevrolet Bolt. This electronic component was invented 30 years ago and aims to prevent the theft of your Chevrolet Bolt. In fact, thanks to a transponder and an antenna (coil) included in the key, and, a immobilisation control box included in the ECU and a reception antenna on the neiman, your Chevrolet Bolt will go each time you place the key in the ignition, it checks that the code emitted by your key is indeed the one required by your immobilization box. It is only at this moment, that it will allow you to start. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this system will work.
The different alternatives to bypass the immobiliser on your Chevrolet Bolt
Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser
First technique, your key no longer permits your Chevrolet Bolt to start, you want to disable the immobiliser of your Chevrolet Bolt, but first of all you should try this procedure to start it and take it to a garage verify that you can not perform a less significant process to bring back the normal start of your automobile. In fact, with your automobile you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Chevrolet Bolt), but if you don’t have it you should at least have the “code card”, it contains the start code. Thanks to this code, you will still be able to start your automobile by entering it manually. To do this, turn on the ignition, use your centralized button to enter the digits, several quick presses (example: 2 for digit 2) then a stop of one and a half seconds to validate the digit and resume, repeat the process until you have entered the whole code. This should enable you to start your Chevrolet Bolt without having to remove the immobiliser.
Fix your key at a key specialist or your dealer
If in spite of a battery swap, different attempts to enter the immobiliser code on your Chevrolet Bolt still doesn’t work, it’s likely your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser system from your Chevrolet Bolt. In fact, your transponder must have been affected or must have fallen off your key. To correct this issue, only option, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your dealer who can repair your Chevrolet Bolt key. Depending on who you go to the repair should cost you about 100 euros if you still have a copy or your “code card” and about 350 euros at your dealer if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Chevrolet Bolt.
Manually remove your immobilizer
Although you may be tempted to bypass the immobilizer from your Chevrolet Bolt, this is not recommended at all for some reasons. First your Chevrolet Bolt would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. In fact, without an immobiliser box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to start it. Moreover to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it finds out that the immobiliser on your Chevrolet Bolt has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some websites online still give the methodology, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could benefit people with bad intentions.
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