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Legzr1
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Key/ignition issue. Reply with quote

I’ve had a 997.1 Turbo for a week or so after a few years in a 996 C2.

I love it but it has a few minor niggles which its booked into an Indy to sort next week.

However, yesterday I unlocked the car, placed the key in the ignition then got back out to load some stuff into the car. This took a few minutes. When I jumped back in the seat, turning the key did nothing. Removing the key, getting out and locking the car then retrying and any combination of key in/key out had no effect.

I locked it up and waited ten minutes the retried. Still nothing. Radio worked, alarm worked and central locking was fine. On the 5th attempt, after getting in and closing door but waiting to insert the key for a minute everything was fine!!
Got the red airbag warning light as soon as key inserted, dash lights on first clockwise turn then it fired up no problems. Drove 10 miles home making a stop to drop off the stuff I loaded into the car but left engine running just in case. Got home and tried key in/out and started perfectly as normal a number of times.

Haven’t tried it today so fingers crossed and I’ll mention it to the Indy next week but any ideas?
Something as simple as an immobiliser issue when I inserted the key but left it for a while before turning it and it simply needed to re-set?
 
  
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deMort
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather strange ..

A reset .. basically locking the car for 10 mins will do that.

My guess is it got upset , not something i've seen before as at work i often have the key in the lock but not switched on .. on all models !

I could go down the ignition lock faulty route but i don't really think it was that at least not atm.

For now its a case of monitor it and see if it happens again and get the garage to do a complete fault code read out .. ask for a copy .. any fault codes listed would help .
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Legzr1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply.

I’m using the car today so hopefully it’s fine but I’ll mention it to the Indy when it’s in next week.
 
  
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Legzr1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may be something obvious I’m missing but my ignition issues were with Key 1 so I used the car today for work but used Key 2. No issues, everything as normal, couple of stops on the way and key worked fine.

Until I noticed road signs seemed to be reflecting headlights as I approached.
Yep, all headlights on with Key 2 and car started, all extinguished when key turned to off. Headlight switch did nothing.

So, once home I went back to Key 1 and everything back to normal, lights working on the switch correctly.

I’ve locked it up and will use a different car until the visit to the Indy on Wednesday but I’m not sure what the hell is going on!!
 
  
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jl-c
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRL selected on for key2?
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Legzr1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply.

I didn’t even know that was a ‘thing’.

I really should RTFM...
 
  
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