Your Ford Transit doesn’t start anymore? Have you analyzed all sorts of things? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you feel like the problem emanates from your immobiliser ? It is actually quite possible, indeed that it is in question if your vehicule no longer wants to start or stalls when starting without a reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Ford Transit ? You are on the good article, we have created this content to support you see more clearly and solve your concerns linked to this element. First, we will see how the immobiliser works on your Ford Transit, then the different techniques to disable it.
How your immobiliser system works on Ford Transit
Before describing the different solutions available to you, here is a short intro to explain the goal and operation of the immobilizer in your Ford Transit. This electronic element appeared 30 years ago and aims to prevent the theft of your Ford Transit. Indeed, thanks to a transponder and an antenna (coil) integrated in the key, and, a immobilisation control box integrated in the ECU and a reception antenna on the neiman, your Ford Transit will go each time you put the key in the ignition, it checks that the code emitted by your key is indeed the one expected by your immobilization box. It is only at this instant, that it will allow you to turn on your car. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this unit will work.
The different alternatives to bypass the immobiliser on your Ford Transit
Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser
First process, your key no longer allows your Ford Transit to start, you want to deactivate the immobiliser of your Ford Transit, but first of all you should try this approach to start it and take it to a mechanic check that you can not perform a less significant operation to bring back the normal start of your car. Indeed, with your car you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Ford Transit), 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 confirm the digit and resume, repeat the operation until you have entered the whole code. This should allow your Ford Transit to start without having to remove the immobiliser.
Repair your key at a key specialist or your dealer
If despite a battery change, different attempts to enter the immobiliser code on your Ford Transit still doesn’t want to start, it’s almost certainly your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser system from your Ford Transit. Indeed, your transponder must have been damaged or must have fallen off your key. To fix this problem, only option, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your car dealership who can fix your Ford Transit key. Determined by 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 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 Ford Transit.
Manually remove your immobilizer
Although you may be thinking to bypass the immobilizer from your Ford Transit, this is not advised at all for different reasons. First your Ford Transit would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. Indeed, 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 Ford Transit has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some internet pages still give the technique, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could help people with bad intentions.
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