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Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing various model vehicles with some certifications and training.
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I am ***** *****. I just drove my car - parked up to go to a

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Hi - I am ***** *****. I just drove my car - parked up to go to a shop and now when I try and turn the ignition there's a rapid clicking noise and a key symbol inside a car comes up on the dashboards and a rapid clicking noise from behind dash and the car won't start. It's a VW. Is this immobiliser? And what do I do?!
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Customer: When I put key in ignition a key symbol inside a car comes up on dash and there's a rapid clicking noise. Car won't start. Is this immobiliser?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

The rapid clicking noise can usually indicate a weal battery but the key symbol can indicate an immobilizer issue.I would start with recharging the battery or a jump start to see if it starts then.If it does then the battery was weak and needs recharged and tested to see if it needs replaced.If it still does not start then this can be he immobilizer itself at fault and may be an issue with your key as this is common to fail needing replaced or the immoblizer itself that reads the key needing replaced.You would have to have the fault codes checked/read out to see what codes are set then from there diagnosed and repaired to correct this issue.

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Thanks Pete