On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 08:00:37 +0000, Matthew Maddock wrote:
Aaaah, this is so that the next person who owns the car will end up taking
it to a dealer to try and work out why the thing flashes the lights but
the siren doesn't sound and to make it more costly when they decide they
want to get the alarm working.
The dashboard button only stops it sounding for that time. It's not a
permanent fix, coz it starts off again the next time i park it up. What if i
disable, like cut the wires to the sensors, or block them up with putty ?
Then you can't be operating it correctly as I have disabled mine permanently
several times (after removing the battery for maintenance) and I never
have a problem with the alarm once I have disabled it from the button
after re-connecting the battery. This is a "fix" a dealer told me about, my
alarm is totally disabled.
I also don't understand why, if you have a problem with the alarm, you
are setting it in the first place?
Maybe I have missed something?
Thats the whole point Mathew, I'm not setting it, the key fob & receiver
packed up long ago, i'm just using the key to lock/unlock the doors, so the
alarm isn't being set. I start it using the code, ok but then when i stop it
the indicator lights flash for 2 secs, this has armed it, so when i open the
door, off goes the alarm. Close the door, on with the ignition, press the
button, the alarm stops & the indicators flash rapidly, this stops the
alarm, but only for that time, i've tried holding the button in for 5
seconds to no avail. Ray
The procedure I was told was this..
1. alarm going off
2. enter keypad code
3. start vehicle
4. press and hold button for 5 seconds - indicators flash rapidly
I have done this countless times (I have had to do work requiring
the battery to be disconnected) and it has worked every time.
I have same situation as you - key fob gave up ages ago so
I don't set the alarm, just use the key. Just wondering what age
your car is - I wonder if newer ones operate differently - mine
Well, sorry to say, it didn't work. So i've taken out fuse No 15, which
seems to have killed it, but i've lost the interior lights, so far so good.
The siren is completely innaccessable, somewhere up behind the washer bottle
in a recess that defys all attempts to access it. So at the moment, all
seems to be quiet. Cheers. Ray
On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 08:18:14 +0000, djindivik wrote:
That all seems a bit odd, I had to disable the alarm on my P/96 Activa
last night as I disconnected the battery when having to jump start another
car. At least, i thought the alarm goes off when you reconnect the battery
if it hasn't been disabled prior to disconnecting the battery, thats how
it worked on my old Xantia VSX but that a keyswitch to disable the alarm.
I've just bought a 2.0HDi, 2000 with a similar alarm problem. I've tried
the push the button with the engine running, and the LED in the door pillar
flashed and no alarm for a few days, but... So I'd like to try pulling fuse
17, but... No book! :-( Can someone point me at the right fuse please.
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