Re: alarm/locking query
Fuertypigeon - did you get both keys repaired? As you have 2, for another £20 it might be a cheap way to confirm if it's te key of the receiver! If the c/locking works off the key (manually) then the c/locking is ok, it's not getting a signal. If not, then maybe the fuse has been pulled - when my key failed the car had been remotely locked, so opening manually with the key set the alarm off! Had to pull fuse so had no alarm or c/locking (or outside temp reading) until I got to my spare.
Ricer - It's possible you have done something to the key switch in trying to clean it - recommend you try Chris on eBay (Ebay user name "zaksystems") - gotta be worth a try for £20. Give him an e-mail and see if he has any suggestions, he was very helpful to me and quick too.
When my key failed the lights still flashed, it just didn't do anything! Chris fixed it and returned within days.
HopeIsImportant - Again, I suggest you try Chris (zaksystems on eBay).
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