My 2001 Picasso has a Citroen fitten alarm, which only seems to work
with the blipper key, not the non-blipper one. So if I were to lose the
blipper, or it broke, I would not be able to use the car without setting
off the alarm. Also the non-blipper key does not activate the central
locking (nor does the blipper if I just turn it in he lock, only if I
blip it). So if I did have to use the car with teh non-blip key, it
owuld have the alarm going off and I would not be able to lock it.
Is this normal?
Sounds normal for a Citroen, but I've only had Xantias. If you set the alarm
& loose the blipper, you can silence the alarm by opening the door and
starting the car with the alarm button on the dash pressed.
Thanks for the tip, I'll try that.
Any idea about how to lock the car without the blipper? It's possible
the windows auto close, in which case I might be able to sit in, lock
it, climb out the window and watch them shut!
The Picasso does not have a locking switch on the individual doors, just
a single button that operates the central locking, on the dash. What is
meant to happen is that locking a front door with the key should trigger
the central locking. In my case, and I believe others with the Citroen
alarm, this mechanism does not work, leaving the blipper as only way to
lock the car from the outside. I'm trying to find out either how it gets
fixed or how to work round it in the rare event of the blipper stopping
working. What are you trying to do?
Very restrained; I'd have gone for the jugular!
Blipper failure is NOT rare on Citroen, it is the norm in my experience. I
spent a lot of time & effort trying to sort the last Xantias locking out;
the current one has alarm problems. I like them really....
andrew_s_chesters (andrew.chesters@ntlworld*nospam*.com) gurgled
happily, sounding much like they were saying :
I wouldn't go that far - I've not even had to replace the battery in the
remote for my XM in four years and 50k miles.
But it's certainly hardly unusual.
That is a piece of monumental stupidity on the part of Citroen's designers.
I am utterly gobsmacked, and apologise profusely to the OP.
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