hawk immobilizer probs

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donfrost
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hawk immobilizer probs

Post by donfrost » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:04 pm

hi all my sterling immobilizer coil is having trouble recognizing the key fob , rapid flashing indicator light, even though it is only just in front of the coil through a glass fibre dash . Have upto now got it to switch on by turning the ign switch on and off an fiddling around with the fob, have tried 2nd fob same result any idears before giving sterling a ring
don

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Re: hawk immobilizer probs

Post by simonjrwinter » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:58 am

I know some systems benefit from re-coding the fobs to the immobiliser. This is usually done by a series of on-off cycles.
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Re: hawk immobilizer probs

Post by CobStang » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:59 am

You are not alone, this is a very common problem with those units. Once they go bad they go bad I'm afraid.

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Re: hawk immobilizer probs

Post by kdavies3 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:06 am

I fitted one recently, I have to make sure I push the fob very close to dashboard.
I think the glass fibre dash is quite thick in that area.
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Re: hawk immobilizer probs

Post by KevinW » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:05 pm

I deliberately wired in some 'secret' multiway plugs so that when/if mine goes south I can unplug it and still drive.

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Re: hawk immobilizer probs

Post by donfrost » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:49 pm

Hi thanks for all your input ,have got iva at the end of the month so have got to get it working better for that.
thanks don

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Re: hawk immobilizer probs

Post by simonjrwinter » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:19 pm

Try this....
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Re: hawk immobilizer probs

Post by donfrost » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:25 pm

Thanks for that Simon have to work through some idears seems to work holding fob close to coil behind dash beginning to think thickness of dash restricting fob talking to coil !!!
thanks Don

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Re: hawk immobilizer probs

Post by KevinW » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:47 pm

Just a thought....as I have a similar unit.:
How have you dealt with the 'door switch' which primes the unit? If this is done incorrectly it wont arm properly.

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Re: hawk immobilizer probs

Post by donfrost » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:44 pm

Today i removed the coil from behind the dash and from round the ignition switch . Placing the fob next to it all worked fine, so as a temporary solution i slid the coil between the dash board and the foam backed leatherette cover and hung the fob over it ,it works fine.hope Mr iva man accepts the fob separate to the ignition key.
Kevin to your door sw comment the system is armed when the ignition sw is turned on and the fob is close to coil all seems to be ok
Don

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