Your Vauxhall Corsa doesn’t start anymore? Have you tested everything? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you have the feeling that the problem originates from your immobiliser ? It is quite possible, indeed that it is in question if your car doesn’t want to start anymore or stalls when starting for no reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Vauxhall Corsa ? You are on the good website, we have made this post to support you see more clearly and fix your trouble linked to this element. First, we will see how the immobiliser functions on your Vauxhall Corsa, then the different methods to disable it.
How your immobiliser system functions on Vauxhall Corsa
Before explaining the different alternatives available to you, here is a short intro to explain the intent and operation of the immobilizer in your Vauxhall Corsa. This electronic component was invented 30 years ago and intends to prevent the theft of your Vauxhall Corsa. Actually, 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 Vauxhall Corsa will go each time you insert the key in the ignition, it checks that the code emitted by your key is indeed the one asked by your immobilization box. It is only at this moment, that it will let you turn on your car. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this system will work.
The different alternatives to bypass the immobiliser on your Vauxhall Corsa
Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser
First technique, your key no longer permits your Vauxhall Corsa to start, you want to disable the immobiliser of your Vauxhall Corsa, but first of all you should try this technique to start it and take it to a mechanic verify that you can not execute a less important operation to restore the normal start of your vehicle. Actually, with your vehicle you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Vauxhall Corsa), 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 vehicle 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, duplicate the operation until you have entered the full code. This should enable you to start your Vauxhall Corsa without having to remove the immobiliser.
Repair your key at a key specialist or your car dealership
If in spite of a battery swap, different tries to enter the immobiliser code on your Vauxhall Corsa still doesn’t want to start, it’s likely your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser system from your Vauxhall Corsa. Actually, your transponder must have been damaged or must have fallen off your key. To resolve this problem, only solution, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your car dealer who can restore your Vauxhall Corsa key. Determined by 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 dealer if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Vauxhall Corsa.
Manually remove your immobilizer
Although you may be thinking to bypass the immobilizer from your Vauxhall Corsa, this is not recommended at all for some reasons. First your Vauxhall Corsa would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. Actually, 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 acknowledges that the immobiliser on your Vauxhall Corsa 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.
In the event that you have any further questions about the Vauxhall Corsa, do not hesitate to consult our Vauxhall Corsa category.