<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by licci:
jamesb, just to get back to your central locking problem: This has nothing to do with the remote or electronics. There's a switch in the door lock which tells the car whether it's locked or not. This switch is the only information the car can get about its locking status. So if this switch is out of order and always remains in "locked" position, your 147 behaves like locked. This is what the LED inside the car tells you, even if you unlock mechanically by key.
If you unlock with your remote, the system unlocks, but immediatly gets the information that one or more doors must have been locked by key, because the switch in the door remains - and the whole car locks again.
So just replace the switch...
Licci</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I know its an old (and well used topic) but had this problem this weekend (for the second F@#ing time!!). The last time they did a reset on the computer and stated something about the switch, but did not replace it. And no, the temp was not higher than 25degs!!
I could not stand to take the car back to AR and decided to do a "mini" reset myself to see if problem could be sorted! Disconnected the Negative (Black) terminal of the battery and left it off for about 30 seconds. Put it back on again, and what do you know.....central locking works perfectly (for now)!!
Will complain to AR (again) when car goes in for service, but its frustrating when you car spends more time with AR than with you!
Anyways, just thought I would let you all know....to save frustration, do the job yourself!
I now wonder whether this will sort out other problems as well....perhaps someone (more organised than I) should keep a checklist of items that a battery disconnect would sort out!