After a recent flat battery and using jump leads to get the car started, I
now seem to have a permanent flashing LED on the dash. It is on the extreme
left of the row of buttons. But it has no icon to indicate what it might
be. And the manual doesn't acknowledge its existence.
I should also point out that when I first connected the jump leads there was
one of those distinctive alarm "blips". Which would be news to me as I
never realised that I had one! Maybe the flashing red LED is the alarm.
Although prior to the flat battery I don't remember the light ever being on.
On Sun, 18 Jul 2004 18:48:31 +0000, John Huckerby wrote:
I only have experience with a Xantia and what I have written applies to
the Xantia and possibly not your XM but here goes (although, to me it
would seem logical that the top of the range XM would have an alarm) and
if it was a Xantia it would could only be the alarm.
It sounds like the light that flashes when the alarm has gone off (the
alarm shuts up again after 2 minutes so your neighbours don't come and set
fire to your car) which also comes on after you disconnect the battery to
let you know that someone has "broken in". I presume that the alarm is
disabled with a key somewhere in the engine bay and that someone has done
this in the past as the alarm is probably dodgy and goes off because the
ultrasonic detectors (mounted in the doors) are broken. Anyhow, you could
look under the bonnet for this key switch (the ignition key
enables/disables it) but you would only turn the alarm back on by
switching it. Usually if you lock the car with the remote it resets the
led, have you tried this?
Definitely no icon. And in the handbook the buttons are in a different
place. Down below the left of the steering wheel.
No keyfob! Expensive?
Bought the car 6 months ago. But it's been stood for over a month as I
haven't had cause to use it. Flat battery and hence the current problem.
Didn't get a keyfob with the car. Just two normal keys.
Anyway of resetting the alarm without keyfob?
John Huckerby (john firstname.lastname@example.org) gurgled happily, sounding much
like they were saying :
No, no icon. You've got a s1 manual by the sound of it, to go with your
Probably more than the car's worth... You'd need to find the receiver to
get the code, as it won't be in your handbook packet...
Without the fob, you've got no way of deadlocking it, either, so a toerag
can get in by breaking a window - if it's locked with the one-two from
the keyfob, the interior lock buttons don't work.
Finally got the AA out. But they couldn't get it started.
So a truck was called out to take me to my local Citroen specialist. About
200 yards away!
Turned out to be a very flat battery. Battery charged, electrics tested.
Wrists slapped and told to use the car more often.
What an idiot ;-) But the did say it was a very nice car.
The red light is turned off by turning the ignition and holding the button
down for a few seconds.
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