Hi Everybody, this is my first post in "Motoring"
I'm hoping I could use some of your expertise with a problem I have.
I have a 03 Nissan Micra (yes, I'm a girl. I know theres nothing "cool" about Micras!) Well anyway on Thursday morning when I went to drive to work there was a light lit on the dashboard that |'ve never seen light before.
It looks like a picture of an engine and its orange. Well the car kept moving and I had to get to work so I headed off. I've been driving it since then with this light lit.
Well this evening I got to my car after work and as I'm walking to the car I'm pressing the button on the key that usually unlocks it and..... nothing
No lights flashing, no sound of the locks unlocking, no sign of life whatsoever.
I got someone in my family to come over with the spare key but that didn't work. Then we replaced the battery in the key and this also didn't work.
I pulled a plastic cover off on the door handle thinking I'd find a keyhole underneath but its just some metal and no sign of a keyhole.
The little red light for the immobiliser is flashing on the dashboard. Does this mean that the cars battery is still going? It does seem to be flashing faster than usual, but that could be just me looking for a sign.
So we couldn't get into the car and I've had to leave it for the night in the carpark.
I rang my car fixer man to ask him what to do, but he's a bit old fashioned and he doesn't like dealing with electronics in cars so he was stumped.
I'd appreciate any thoeries people have, as clearly I haven't a notion about cars myself!
Sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this in.