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Old 05 Feb 2010, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Remote central locking problem

A couple of years ago I owned an MY99 UK Turbo and was a regular user of this site, unfortunately I could no longer afford the running costs and so sold it.

I am now looking at buying a UK 300 that I have seen advertised, after a few general emails to the seller he has mentioned a possible problem with the remote central locking/immobiliser. I'll paste what he said rather than re-phrasing it myself:

'And the final thing which again is a small thing is that the flicker that you use to lock and unlock the car doesn't work all the time. The sensor inside the car needs realigning. It's not a big job and I have taken into to consideration when I priced the car. It still locks you understand but you have to use the key thatís all. And the immobilizer still works. The sensor works fine when you are in the car but it is a little temperamental when you are outside the car. Like I say it just needs realigning.

I just use the key to lock and unlock the car and then when I get inside I press the flicker a couple of times to turn the immobilizer one and off and away you go.'

Is this a problem that other people have had with their Impreza? If so, was it indeed just that the sensor needs re-aligning and how much did it cost to repair? If it wasn't that, what was it and how much did that cost....

I just don't want to buy it if it's a more expensive fix than what I'm anticipating!


Many thanks in advance....
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Old 06 Feb 2010, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Remote central locking problem

Well the worst case is that you rip it out and have a new Cat1 fitted ! Price from £300 to £800++
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Old 06 Feb 2010, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Remote central locking problem

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Well the worst case is that you rip it out and have a new Cat1 fitted ! Price from £300 to £800++
True! would rather not though if I could help it
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Option could be to take he car to a specialist with the current owner and get a quote to fix it ?
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Old 07 Feb 2010, 10:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Remote central locking problem

Good thought, not sure if I'd have the time to do it but may be worth suggesting and see what the reaction is
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