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Alarm weirdness after long layup

Hi, after about 3 months laid up with a flat battery I've got my GT up and running. Fitted a new battery and apart from needing a radio code it's much as it was.
Only strange thing is now when I arm or disarm the alarm the indicators don't flash as before but the rear ones do if I open the boot with the fob...
Any ideas?
Also a long running abs and asr warning which was intermittent before now seems more regular. Read the codes and it says right rear sensor...maybe a daft question but is that offside or nearside rear?
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Edit..just noticed that all the indicators flash when I open the boot with the fob whilst the car is locked and flash when I shut the boot...just not when I arm or dis arm it

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...Read the codes and it says right rear sensor...maybe a daft question but is that offside or nearside rear?
Depends where you are in the world and if you have LHD or RHD.
In the UK with RHD the right is"offside".
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"Left" and "Right" stay the same no matter where you are or if it is LHD or RHD, so a less complex and more reliable term.

"Right rear" is always the right rear!!
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Thanks for the replies....any thoughts on the alarm conundrum?
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Thanks for the replies....any thoughts on the alarm conundrum?
Could be a country code setting.
Not sure why it would have changed itself though unless it has gone back to a default setting.
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the alarm also contains a backup battery... Possibly after 3 months of no main battery, alarm battery has rundown and settings (country code) have reset to default....
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http://home.planet.nl/~jwq/temp_gta/...es%20alarm.pdf

it's also a bit strange that you needed the radio code, normally on 147 and gt this is not required after battery change etc.
could point to some sort of reset in bodycomuter...

Now that you have a new battery installed for some time, you could try a controlled reset by disconnecting minus side of battery for 15 minutes or so....
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