Your Opel Grandland X doesn’t want to start? Have you tried everything? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you feel like the issue comes from your immobiliser ? It is certainly possible, in fact 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 Opel Grandland X ? You are in the right place, we have made this post to help you see more clearly and resolve your problems linked to this element. First, we will see how the immobiliser works on your Opel Grandland X, then the different techniques to disable it.
How your immobiliser system works on Opel Grandland X
Before explaining the different solutions available to you, here is a short intro to describe the intent and operation of the immobilizer in your Opel Grandland X. This electronic component came out 30 years ago and aims to prevent the theft of your Opel Grandland X. 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 Opel Grandland X will go each time you put the key in the ignition, it checks that the code emitted by your key is in fact the one asked by your immobilization box. It is only at this moment, that it will allow you to turn on your car. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this device will work.
The different possibilities to bypass the immobiliser on your Opel Grandland X
Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser
First process, your key no longer permits your Opel Grandland X to start, you want to deactivate the immobiliser of your Opel Grandland X, but first of all you should try this approach to start it and take it to a garage check that you can not accomplish a less significant process 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 Opel Grandland X), 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 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 process until you have entered the entire code. This should let you start your Opel Grandland X without having to remove the immobiliser.
Repair your key at a key specialist or your dealer
If in spite of a battery change, different tries to enter the immobiliser code on your Opel Grandland X still doesn’t work, it’s likely your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser device from your Opel Grandland X. Indeed, your transponder must have been affected or must have fallen off your key. To resolve this issue, only solution, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your car dealership who can fix your Opel Grandland X 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 Opel Grandland X.
Manually remove your immobilizer
Although you may be thinking to bypass the immobilizer from your Opel Grandland X, this is not recommended at all for some reasons. First your Opel Grandland X would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. Indeed, without an immobiliser box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to start it. In addition to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it finds out that the immobiliser on your Opel Grandland X 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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