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johnnymartin
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« on: December 13, 2015, 11:48:34 pm »

hi - car imobilised with the above warning (mk4 2.2dci grande) any ideas?!

read something about a sticking bolt?

so will try wiggling key and tapping under steering wheel...

thank you
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BrianM
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 02:42:16 pm »

You prob wont get much help here as only dedicated to the old Matra cars.
Sounds like you have a problem with your card reader or card. The only way to remove the bolt is to smash it off with a big hammer & chisel. To remove one from a scrap car it has to be activated with the card.
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johnnymartin
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 03:34:33 pm »

Hi Brian - thank you - youa re right about hammer - took off the trim below steerin wheel and some judicious "fixing" and wiggling and she started!

thank you - johnny
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roy4matra
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 06:02:41 pm »

You prob wont get much help here as only dedicated to the old Matra cars.
Sounds like you have a problem with your card reader or card. The only way to remove the bolt is to smash it off with a big hammer & chisel. To remove one from a scrap car it has to be activated with the card.

Actually the box that is the electronic steering lock on these is held on by a left hand threaded bolt with a shear off head.  I have taken these off before with a small pin punch and hammer to rotate the bolt until it is loose and then wound it out, so you don't necessarily have to smash it off with a hammer and chisel.  However once a steering lock is coded to a particular chassis number/car it cannot be re-coded to another vehicle. (at least they never could when I worked at Renault UK - have they changed?) so if your lock fails you will have to buy a new (blank) one and have it coded to your car.

Roy
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