Your Fiat Grande Punto doesn’t want to start? Have you tested everything? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you have the feeling that the issue emanates from your immobiliser ? It is quite plausible, actually that it is in question if your automotive no longer wants to start or stalls when starting without a reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Fiat Grande Punto ? You are in the right place, we have written this article to support you see more clearly and fix your problems connected to this part. First, we will see how the immobiliser functions on your Fiat Grande Punto, then the different methods to disable it.
How your immobiliser system functions on Fiat Grande Punto
Before explaining the different alternatives available to you, here is a short intro to explain the intent and operation of the immobilizer in your Fiat Grande Punto. This electronic element was invented 30 years ago and intends to prevent the theft of your Fiat Grande Punto. 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 Fiat Grande Punto will go each time you put the key in the ignition, it checks that the code emitted by your key is actually the one expected by your immobilization box. It is only at this moment, that it will permit you to turn on your car. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this unit will work.
The different possibilities to bypass the immobiliser on your Fiat Grande Punto
Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser
First technique, your key no longer permits your Fiat Grande Punto to start, you want to disable the immobiliser of your Fiat Grande Punto, but first of all you should try this process to start it and take it to a mechanic check that you can not accomplish a less significant operation to restore the normal start of your car. In fact, with your car you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Fiat Grande Punto), but if you don’t have it you should at least have the “code card”, it includes the start code. Thanks to this code, you will still be able to start your car 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, replicate the operation until you have entered the whole code. This should let you start your Fiat Grande Punto without having to remove the immobiliser.
Fix your key at a key specialist or your car dealership
If even though a battery change, several tries to enter the immobiliser code on your Fiat Grande Punto still doesn’t want to start, it’s most likely your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser system from your Fiat Grande Punto. In fact, your transponder must have been weakened or must have fallen off your key. To resolve this issue, only option, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your car dealership who can restore your Fiat Grande Punto key. Based on who you go to the repair should cost you about 100 euros if you still have a duplicate or your “code card” and about 350 euros at your car dealership if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Fiat Grande Punto.
Manually remove your immobilizer
Although you may be thinking to bypass the immobilizer from your Fiat Grande Punto, this is not recommended at all for several reasons. First your Fiat Grande Punto would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. In fact, without an immobiliser box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to turn your car on. In addition to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it knows that the immobiliser on your Fiat Grande Punto has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some sites still give the method, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could help people with bad intentions.
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