Just picked up a 00 2ltr 156 on Friday and have had a few issues with it since. The alarm was behaving seriously erratically (its an aftermarket one). For example I parked the car in my drive, lock/alarm it and the alarm goes off for no reason and I am unable to disable it (unless I disconnect the main battery).
I decided to park my car in work where it would be safe (unalarmed) over the weekend and when I went to pick it up yesterday the battery was totally dead! Connected issues?
I've got the battery on charge now and I'm trying to get the alarm key from the dealer so I can totally disable it. Any advice/ideas/encouragement? The garage doesn't want to know about it but I'm short of toeing the car down and bouncing the keys of yer mans head at this stage!
If its from a car dealer (either an Arthur Dailey or a main dealer) threaten to reject it based upon it being unfit for the purpose intended. Go to your local trading standards. Do not take any abuse these monkeys, they have obligations
ok, update so far is my battery is completly nackered it's not charging properly according to a local mechanic. I've gotten the key "he *thinks* may be the right one" from the dealer for the alarm to knock it off.
I'm gonna have to buy a new battery for starters and then see about the alarm. I'll talk to my trading standards office too, I think this is going to get messy !
Hopefully the new battery will cure your problem. Just to let you know that when I have let the battery go down on mine, the alarm goes beserk and won't switch off until I jump start it and get it running again and at that, it takes 5 or 6 attempts to reset the alarm.
It normally happens if one of the kids has let the interior light on and the batt goes flat.