The Clio let me down today but not terminally. I travelled 120 km to to my wifes specialist appointment. A couple of stops and starts on the way then parked for her appointment . About an hour later she came out and I went to start the car and it would spin over but no sign of starting. I pushed and pulled at available plugs and wiring without any success. I then went to the local GMH dealer and one of the mechanics came to where the car was (Country town: Young NSW ) so this was possible. He had a look and fiddle with the key etc and declared that the immobiliser seemed te be the problem. Anyway after one of his mates from the agency came down as well and much locking and unlocking of central locking and disconnect of the the battery a couple of times away it went and I proceeded home without difficulty. When I got home and stopped it , it started again without problems.
At one time when I was parked I used the key to cut a bit of tape off a parcel and while I was doing that i inadvertently hit the remote button and locked and unlocked the doors a couple of times and when my wife came to get in the passenger side it was locked.I pressed the button on the key which was in the ignition at this time and then the trouble began when I went to start it.
I am wondering if this stuff would have confused the system in some way and caused the problem. Any information or previous experience by anyone would be appreciated.