Your car doesn’t start anymore? Have you tried everything? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you have the feeling that the problem is due to your car’s immobiliser… It’s quite possible that it’s the cause, whether it’s because your car won’t start or because it’s blocked when you start for no reason. So you want to remove the immobilizer on your car? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve written this article to help you understand and solve your problems with this part. First, we’ll look at how the immobiliser on your car works and then at the different ways to deactivate it.
How your car immobilizer works
Before explaining the various solutions available to you, here is a short introduction to explain the purpose and operation of the immobilizer on a vehicle. This electronic component was first introduced some 30 years ago and is designed to prevent vehicle from being stolen. In fact, thanks to a transponder and an antenna integrated into the key, an anti-starting control box integrated into the computer and a receiving antenna on the neiman, your car will check each time you insert the key in the ignition to make sure that the code emitted by your key is indeed the one set in your immobilizer box. Only then will it allow you to start the car. It is thanks to the RFID technology (chip in the key) that this system will work.
How to turn off the immobiliser from your car: The different solutions
Enter the code to disable the immobilizer.
First technique, your key no longer allows your car to start, you want to turn off the immobilizer from your car, but first of all you should try this technique to make it start. Indeed, with your vehicle you should have a duplicate key (which should start your car), but if you don’t have it, you should at least have the “code card”, which contains the boot 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 numbers, several quick presses (example: 2 for the number 2) then stop for one and a half seconds to confirm the number and repeat the operation until you have entered the entire code. This should allow your car to start without having to remove the immobilizer.
Repairing your key at a key specialist or your dealer
If despite a battery change, several attempts to enter the immobiliser code on your car still does not work, it is strong>probably your key that is at fault. We can understand that you still want to remove the immobilizer from your car. Your transponder must be damaged or must have fallen out of your key. The only way to correct this problem is to go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or to your dealer, who will be able to repair the key of your car. Depending on who you go to, the repair should cost you around 100 euros if you still have a duplicate or your “code card” and around 350 euros at your dealer if you have no support and want a new functional key, this will save you from having to remove the immobiliser from your car.
Removing the immobiliser of your car manually
Although you may be tempted to remove definitely the immobilizer from your car, this is not at all advisable for several reasons. First, your car would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. Indeed, without the immobilizer box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to start it. On top of that, your insurance, in case of theft, will most likely not reimburse you if it realizes that the immobilizer on your car has been removed. That if you still want to do it, some sites still give the method, we made the choice not to disclose it, because it could benefit ill-intentioned people.