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Immobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby BaZa » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:41 pm

Hi,

I hope you can help me.
Recently our Mazda had been left a few weeks and when I went to start it the battery was dead. I then proceeded to give it a jump start. When I hooked up the donor car the alarm started. It went off after a while. I then tried to start the mazda but just getting the starter clicking. This made me think the Immobiliser had kicked in and needs re set?

I have since put in a brand new battery just to cover that. Anyway got a Auto locksmith out. Long story but he was useless (£60 call out charge). Then got an auto electrician out who managed to get the car started by using his machine which I think by-passed the immobiliser somehow, although I'm not 100% sure?

He is convinced that my immobiliser is faulty and needs replacing (another £80 charge to tell me).
Any advice how to do this, where to buy and if it is difficult and how expensive it would be?

I'm reluctant to have it towed to Mazda as I know they will charge the earth!

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazdz mx5 2002

Postby flea » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:46 pm

Hi Baz & welcome to menders.
May be a good idea to put a few details in the intro section :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazdz mx5 2002

Postby BaZa » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:50 pm

OK Will do.

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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:05 pm

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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby BaZa » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:15 pm

Thanks M-m.

I'm in Fife, Scotland tho so getting it there would be a prob.
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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:24 pm

If it is the common fault, then it is something you can do yourself, you are on the menders site, so we are here to talk you through it.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby BaZa » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:27 pm

Brilliant!

Looking forward to getting stuck in and trying to sort it. Lost without it!

Thanks,
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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:33 pm

So have you no idea what the Auto spark did to get her started?
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby BaZa » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:45 pm

I wasnt there when checked it but my mechanic was. This the exact text he sent me.

"mx5 he had turning over from a machine to the immobiliser without using the key and it doesnt let fuel pump run, his machine made pump run without key but both won't at once, its defo the the unit behind the dash"

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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:05 pm

:handgestures-thumbup:
Right the immobiliser is at fault, it is a lucas unit, i will need to speak to you.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
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Re: Imobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby BaZa » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:41 pm

Cheers, Sent you a PM
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Re: Immobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby BaZa » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:05 pm

Update on this is that eventually sourced the parts required and with a talk through from M-m the problem is now sorted. :dance:
Thanks to Wayne and for all the support from this site. :handgestures-thumbup:

I'll be preparing a 'how to' for this and will post up when complete.

Cheers,
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Re: Immobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:41 pm

Your :text-welcomewave: :oops: it's what we are here for Baz :coffee:

Well done Barry :clap: :bow-yellow: :cool: :auto-layrubber:



BaZa wrote:I'll be preparing a 'how to' for this and will post up when complete.


That means a lot to me Baz as it will help fellow owners everywhere you mazda mender you, just think how much that would of cost...... Dealership....£2,500 no change and a smile :whistle:
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/
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Re: Immobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby BaZa » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:08 pm

mazda-mender wrote: Dealership....£2,500 no change and a smile :whistle:


Yep and I did it for a tenth of that and I get to smile at myself for (with a little help from my new friends) actually achieving it! :clap:
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Re: Immobiliser Problem - Mazda MX5 2002

Postby Markn » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:45 pm

Hi, we are based in Stockport and my son's 2001 MX5 (1.8) Mk2.5 is currently with the main dealer - they say we need a new immobiliser as it has a fault that cannot be cleared. It sounds very much like the problem outlined in this thread - the problem started with a flat battery and I tried jump starting the car with leads and then the immobiliser light came on. Any advice welcome. I don't expect to hear from Mazda until 03.01.14

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