Immobiliser / Alarm Problems
I recently swapped the whole security system from another car into mine (1998 156 2.5), as this was far cheaper than getting anything done by AR.
Anyway, the original alarm unit (the one in the wheelarch) was much bigger than the replacement - original contained batteries, replacement did not. Also now, my car doesnt make that bleep when being locked or unlocked. At first I thought maybe new unit wasnt an alarm, but it did have a siren. I remember reading about playing with the bonnet switch to change country settings to change this, but mine doesnt have a bonnet switch - or I am very blind and dumb. Any suggestions not involving AR, I can't stand the way they treat the people who put food on their tables.
Also the immobiliser works, but I havent yet put the transponder chip in the key because the first start after sitting normally works fine. If it is restarted soon for any reason, the code light comes on for a few attempts, then it starts. Ive read posts about aerial problems, but i tried swapping with another 2nd hand aerial with no difference, and I am holding the chip right next to the aerial. Also sometimes, the code light will go out, but comes back on again after the engine turns over for about a second. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.