Hello all, (2002 Smart convertible for 2)
Please help me! My dash is currently flashing like xmas tree lights and now the car wont start...
Yesterday i was driving on the motorway and all of a sudden 4 of the lights came on on my dash. They were; ABS, Handbrake, Indicator and Oil obviously the handbrake wasnt on, nor were the indicators. And i did the oil the other day.
I took the next exit! As i was exiting the motorway there was traffic, so I was crawling along at about 3-5mph. The lights were still showing on my dash, and then i heard a bleeping sound coming from the dash somewhere (seemed to be nearer the passenger side rather than driver's side). At then end of the bleeping (approx 5 secs) the car went into '0' and wouldnt go when i accelerated, it just rev'd. I moved the gear stick to neutral and then back into gear, and it worked again. This happened 4 or 5 times whilst crawling to the exit...
I pulled into a car park straight away and switched the car off. Then, when i turned the ignition back on, several other lights were showing on my dash... Some were flickering too. I started the car a few times, no problems, but lights were still all over the place so I decided not to drive it any further.
Today i returned to my car hoping to drive it to a local garage, and it wouldnt start The fuel pump was working, i could hear it! And it didnt have a flat battery. The key was displaying on the dash, so i believe its to do with the immobiliser not switching off. I pressed unlock several times on my key, and the doors were responding, but the key wouldnt disappear, so i couldnt start it.
Please help me! Id be very grateful for any info / advice.