WHAT DOES THE FLASHING CAR WITH KEY SYMBOL MEAN?

1999 Volkswagen Golf

Tiny

neilolsson

October, 1, 2012 AT 1:54 PM

Since yesterday my car has started to not start when I turn the key in the ingition. A flashing symbol of a car with a key in it appears and doesnt go away,

it takes around 6-7 times of turning the ignition and pushing the gas to get it to work.

Wondering what I need to do?

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6 Answers

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 1, 2012 AT 3:42 PM

Sounds like the anti theft is not letting it start. When it doesnt start does it crank and not start or no crank no start?

Tiny

neilolsson

October, 1, 2012 AT 3:45 PM

Hi and thank you for coming back to me, it does crank and then not start. And after about 6 times of this it eventually starts.

Tiny

exovcds

October, 1, 2012 AT 4:37 PM

A scan tool can be used to communicate with the immobilizer to see
fault codes. If a fault is stored, then you can start with that.
If no fault is stored, then you need to check the individual components.

If you have a second key, try using it for a while to see if that
alone makes a difference.

Thomas

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 1, 2012 AT 4:45 PM

Thanks for the assit thomas.

Tiny

neilolsson

October, 1, 2012 AT 4:46 PM

Hi,

thanks alot for coming back to me appreciate it. I don't have a second key for the car, was only given one. I will ask my local garage if they can scan it for me to see if it will be fixed.

Thanks,

Neil

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 1, 2012 AT 7:49 PM

Your welcome thats what were here for make sure they have a advanced scan tool that will read full function European cars anti theft etc. Please post what they find.

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