Cant start the engine. SAFE on Dashboard

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zafirovp

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Hi,

I have the car for well over 8 years. Once or twice a year when I try to start the engine nothing happens and it says SAFE on the dashboard. The only solution to this is to remove the positive terminal from the battery for 30 seconds. This is what I get with VCDS immediately after the issue occurred. Any ideas on where the issue is, I think that after 8 years it is time to be fixed.

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Mike@Gendan

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17978 - Engine Start Blocked by Immobilizer
That looks the likely culprit to me - it could be a communications glitch between the transponder in the key and the receiver ring in the ignition barrel.
A friend's old Seat Leon used to do it occasionally.

See if clearing that fault code will allow it to start.

There's also more info here: http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/17978/P1570/005488


Edit - having said that, something's not right here:
Code:
Address 05: Acc/Start Auth. Labels:. 4F0-910-852.clb
Part No SW: 4F0 910 852 B HW: OOOOOO
Component: FBSAUDIC6 ELV HO 0130
Revision: 00HO000 Serial number: OOOOOOO
Coding: 1068816
Shop #: WSC 69711 039 133602
VCID: 251AB872DBADAEB3C9-8070

2 Faults Found:
01044 - Control Module Incorrectly Coded
000 - -
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100000
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 0
Time Indication: 0

02084 - Component Protection
005 - No or Incorrect Basic Setting / Adaptation
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 01100101
Fault Priority: 1
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 0
Time Indication: 0
...and loads of Component Protection errors - has anything been swapped from another car / retrofitted?
 
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It's not unknown for the connections to the immobiliser sense coil to be intermittent, would be worth checking in that area.
 
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