*update, i got lucky! just before darkness, i went out to disconnect the battery.
each time i've gone to the car i've tried the keyfob.
well this time, it worked! it switched off the alarm! i started the engine, which was strangely rattley, then took it for a spin which i had missed for 2 days!
-even when scared something might happen, it still feels great.
i cant wait to try to get all the niggles sorted so i can drive with a carefree stupid grin
thanks all for your help, i do still need to check/change the batt. its the original so its 5 years old.
get a new key,
new code card.
i've now noticed more random minor faults i should have seen at purchase. the windscreen wash bottle is leaking, quite badly, will be empty by morning.
the bonnet now refuses to close too, noticed the latch(ring under grill) has duct tape over it that has shredded, is the loop too thin to fit the locking mechanism?
but at least i can drive her!
result! of sorts!