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Old 02-19-2011, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hi Folks

My car is currently a standard Mk1 UK spec, so has the PATS immobilizer system with an RF transponder in the keys. If I'm going to switch to stand-alone MS management, I'll lose this functionality right? Are there any simple ways to replace it short of installing an aftermarket alarm?

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Your immobilizer will continue to work properly, the car won't start without your key.
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So the immobilizer isn't controlled by the current ECU?
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Its controlled by an independent module that talks to the ECU. If there is no stock ECU, the engine will still not turn over without your coded key.
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Not to steal this thread, but on my '02, I have a blinking light with a car with a key in it, what does it mean? The car runs fine, but the blinking light is distracting. Any ideas how to get rid of it?
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Yes, remove the light bulb. No other way around it.
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Paint it black or use a BFO hammer
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