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Car won't start! Immobilizer??
Hi guys, just went to start the car and nothing. All the electricals are good. lights, etc. When I turn the key I get nothing, no starter, just nothing. Also, when I tried to turn on the radio, the band/station lcd flashed on and off but there was no sound. I turned the radio off then back on and any attempt to press a button resulted in BEEP BEEP BEEP, until I turned the car off.
I have a Stellar alarm fob that seems to be related to a blinking light and switch that are on wires peeking out from over the lip of my back seats. My feeling is that maybe my alarm went off at some point and that immobilized my engine? I just got the car last week and I don't know much about the alarm system. I was meaning to take it to an alarm shop for some explanation but I guess it's a bit late for that! I've tried many different combos of pushing the little flashing light button under the seat and the fob lock/unlock buttons with no luck. Couldn't find much help on Stellar's website either. I'll have to try during business hours tomorrow I guess. I'm going to go try again right now.
2003 M5 Silver/Black
1993 M5 Silver/Black (sold)