707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 930 times:
One of my buddie (yeah, that one) has a big predicament with his brand new 1997 Neon.
Yesterday, he wanted to drive it, only to discover that the immobiliser does not work anymore. (i.e., it stays immobilised)
The immobiliser for this car is embedded in the remote (you have to actually use the remote to open the car *and* de-immobilize it - you cannot just use the key to open the car, that way, it would (and does!) stay immobilised.
The problem is that the remote seems not to function anymore (the battery of the remote is okay, the car's as well, we checked that), but the doors won't open with the remote, and the car won't de-immobilized itself.
Hoping a knowledgeable American fellow member will have a way to help him out of this predicament, otherwise, there's a nice purple Chrysler Neon that shall (les eaux) remain for a long time parked in Elbonia...
707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 881 times:
wow, someone answered !!!
Well, the immobilizer is factory fitted, so... not really a choice, isn't it ?
Abyway, the predicament is over, as I asked a coworker his opinion on the matter (he's a car fanatic...). The coworker helped me vey proffessionnaly : as a RF (radio frequencies) engineer, he asked me to give him the remote, and saw that it was not emitting anything. So he opened it, saw that one of the connections was dodgy (hey, it's a Dodge !!), fixed the connection, and voila, car working as new (well, as much as a new Neon will work )
So, today, I had the pleasur of driving to work with that nicey right-hand drive car, which was quite fun (you should have seen the faces of the other co-workers !!!)