Never knew this site existed 'til I had a problem with my 1998 214Si and did a search. Great site from what I've seen so far.
Similar to natedog
in that I replaced a dying battery yesterday with new and now the car is totally defunct
. Definition of defunct? Open the car and it does some weird morse code buzzing with the alarm led flashing followed by a short buzz burst (one second approx). All this loops for approx 20 secs or so and then it stops with the alarm led full on but no noise. When key is inserted for attempted start, only the battery light and oil light come on but that is it. Nothing else will come on, not even interior light, radio, side lights, etc - NOTHING! Oddly enough, when this weird noise happens, if I do try and turn something electrical on, it stops...
I do have my emergency manual code and it has no affect.
I have tried synchronizing the fob but no affect.
The fob (after repeated attempts - never a one off in the 1st place) does stop the flashing alarm led from outside the car. But, same scenario - when I try to start the car only the oil and battery lights come on and nothing else happens.
I really am praying that this is just a glitch that can be sorted with someone in the know 'cos I positively can't sink money into the car at the moment.
Anyone else had one of those periods where everything seems to go wrong?
Any help would be appreciated here.
NB - central locking not working either way (have to use key to get into car etc)...