Your Opel Vectra doesn’t want to start? Have you tested all sorts of things? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you have the feeling that the issue comes from your immobiliser ? It is actually quite possible, actually that it is in question if your automotive doesn’t want to start anymore or stalls when starting for no reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Opel Vectra ? You are on the good article, we have made this post to support you see more clearly and fix your concerns related to this part. First, we will see how the immobiliser works on your Opel Vectra, then the different methods to disable it.
How your immobiliser system works on Opel Vectra
Before describing the different solutions available to you, here is a short introduction to demonstrate the goal and operation of the immobilizer in your Opel Vectra. This electronic component appeared 30 years ago and aims to prevent the theft of your Opel Vectra. In fact, 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 Vectra will go each time you place the key in the ignition, it controls that the code emitted by your key is actually the one required by your immobilization box. It is only at this instant, 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 alternatives to bypass the immobiliser on your Opel Vectra
Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser
First procedure, your key no longer enables your Opel Vectra to start, you want to deactivate the immobiliser of your Opel Vectra, but first of all you should try this process to start it and take it to a mechanic examine that you can not execute a less significant process to restore 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 Opel Vectra), 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, duplicate the process until you have entered the whole code. This should enable you to start your Opel Vectra without having to remove the immobiliser.
Fix your key at a key specialist or your dealer
If despite a battery swap, several tries to enter the immobiliser code on your Opel Vectra still doesn’t want to start, it’s probably your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser system from your Opel Vectra. In fact, your transponder must have been affected or must have fallen off your key. To fix this issue, only solution, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your dealer who can fix your Opel Vectra key. Depending 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 dealer if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Opel Vectra.
Manually remove your immobilizer
Although you may be attracted to bypass the immobilizer from your Opel Vectra, this is not recommended at all for different reasons. First your Opel Vectra 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. Moreover to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it realizes that the immobiliser on your Opel Vectra has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some websites online still give the method, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could help people with bad intentions.
In the event that you have any further questions about the Opel Vectra, do not hesitate to consult our Opel Vectra category.