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Hi Folks, I know this is an old post but it touches on my query. My i30 failed to start one morning after running since I had it. The dealer pluged in his computer and found an error code "P1690 - Immobiliser to SMARTRA no response" Apart from this initial assessment, the dealer has been less than helpful as my i30 has lost it's warranty due to it being a Cat C rebuilt (insurance write off) which I repaired, and they have advised thay cant do any more work on the vehicle. What I want to know is the following:(i) if I replace the ECU, Smartra and ignition all taken from another vehicle, will they all communicate with each other without any reprogramming?(ii) Would getting new keys reprogrammed solve the problem without having to change all the components?Any replies would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Welcome Big Al,I doubt whether anyone has had to do this ever. My thoughts are that if the keys are from the same vehicle it might work. What worries me more is that the vin no's will be different and that could throw a spanner in the works.
Hi Big Al, and welcome, albeit under (I would imagine) very annoying circumstances.I'll split this thread away from that old one you posted in so we can get a better view of the issue And my contribution to this is... did your diagnostic dealer try to clear the code? I have a bluetooth dongle and can see codes on my smartphone; some codes can also be cleared with this process, maybe (though unlikely) P1690 can be cleared, or at least it would be worth trying.
P1690 - Immobiliser to SMARTRA no responseSAMARTRA is the identity chip in the key. It is read by induction by the ignition system. 1) if you have a big bunch of keys separate the i30 key and test on its own2) if you have a second key try thatIf I wasn't aware of the cat C status I'd have said the most likely cause was the chip in they key failing. It has occurred to others but not often. In your position I'd be buying a new key from the dealer but even that is quite an expensive bet.