Question : I AM the second owner of a 2003
Citroen CS, happily motoring for 42
The problem only started recently
when I entered my car using my key, as
the remote control did not work.
As usual, this entry will cause the
alarm to trigger, so I slotted the key initial and pressed the centre lock to close
the button to stop the alarm.
To my dismay, for the first time, I
could not start the engine. The initial
display pack showed that the engine immobiliser was at fault.
I have tried many times removing the
battery as advised to reset the memory.
Now, the display pack only shows that
economy mode is active because of
The system shuts down all unnecessary items like the power window to
My mechanic said the high tension
supply used to ignite the spark plugs is
What causes the break connection,
high tension coil or the alarm making
the ECU to shut?
I am not familiar with the alarm and immobiliser system of your car but I think
that the immobiliser is doing its work and the only way to get it going again is
to get someone who knows how the system works and how to get it reset and
running again. Of course, the best people to
see would be the franchise holders as this
is a standard component in the car.