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    Hi,
    Vectra c 1.9 cdti 150 facelift-disconnected the battery for about 15 mins then reconnected tried to start the car.Dash lights, radio, etc all come on as usual turn key to start and nothing at all, when I remove the key I get an alarm from around the glove box a little like an old police siren type thing. Have also tried spare key and its the same.
    I could kick myself right now as it wasnt neccessary to do it!
    So what have I done? is it immobilised?
    Sorry to be thick but im new to Vauxhalls and im not greatly mechanically minded.
    Any advice would be appreciated,
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    I'm not an expert but some things to try:

    1. try pushing the key as far as you can into the barrel as you turn it (literally press it in hard). Doubt its this as its happened after the disconnect but its simple to try just to be sure

    2. Try resetting the key. I believe you stick the key in, turn it so the lights are on (but dont turn it to start), then hold the unlock button. The central locking should cycle close then open) so you know its done, then just try and turn it over. If this works, then turn off, remove key and try again, if you have to reset it again to get it working, then you need a new key (but at least you know you can start it now).

    3. if you have a second key like me, try that to check if its the car or the key.

    Hope that helps, maybe someone that know's what there doing will come along and provide better advice

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    Alarm siren is located in the rear.

    Sounds like the battery is flat.

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    Update already.
    The nice RAC guy opened the fuse box under bonnet and disconnected an aftermarket wire of some sort that was connected to an empty space and replaced with the correct fuse and it started straight away although the bleeping noise carried on for a few seconds still.
    My thoughts are, the previous owner had a tracker fitted and was going to arrange for it to be removed(obviously not done so yet) and that this must be the problem as I dont believe there is anything else on the car that is anything other than original.
    Obviously im very happy for the car to be going again but still slightly worried that the tracker company may have a way of disrupting the car and also of course the irrityatin bleep for some seconds when I remove the key again..If anyone has any advice on this it would be great.
    Still at least there is progress!
    Thanks for your your input to my original post, much appreciated
    Cheers, Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by djlee View Post
    2. Try resetting the key. I believe you stick the key in, turn it so the lights are on (but dont turn it to start), then hold the unlock button. The central locking should cycle close then open) so you know its done, then just try and turn it over. If this works, then turn off, remove key and try again, if you have to reset it again to get it working, then you need a new key (but at least you know you can start it now).
    All this does is resync the central locking. It does not do anything to the immobiliser system.

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