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    Default Dash light,spanner over a car!

    Picked up my 2004 cdti v6 the other day, driving back and the dash warning light went on with the spanner over a car. Assumed it was the service indicator as it was due one. Reset the indicator and it seemed to stop! Was in the garage getting it serviced today and was told the symbol appeared again. Mechanic said it was something to do with the immobiliser and needing the master key? Only problem is that I only have the one key and I dont think its the master.

    So the question is;

    Is it the car wanting the other key?
    Can it be taken off using the diagnostics or any other way?
    How much is it gonna be for another key from Vauxhall to remove it, or just for a spare key?
    Am I screwed without the master key?

    Any advice appreciated!

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    Hiya. I don't know what your mechanic is smoking but there is no such thing as a master key on vectra's. To code a key the dealer just uses a brand new key, sticks it in the ignition and plugs in tech2 in to the OBD2 connector under the centre dash ash tray. Usually the imboliser warning is an icon of a car with a padlock through it.

    The icon you saw isn't the service light either. See my thread below to see that icon...

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126112

    The warning you got was that the engine ECU had recorded an issue. Get the codes read and post up the error message.

    You can check the codes yourself for free by doing 'The pedal test'. Search for it in the Search box top right of this web page. The pedal test doesn't work for all models but worth a try.

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    immobiliser Problems are normally a padlock symbol too. Try another garage, and clean the boost sensor.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Problem found! My brother happened to be taking his cupra tdi for a remap today. Turned up at the guys place and I knew him from a local bikers forum. Told him about the symbol, he plugged in his diagnostics, came up glow plug fault. Either a glow plug itself, relay or a fuse. None of which is anything major, so i'm happy!

    Now where's my black tape to stick over the dash light ..........

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