PSN ID: Jack155Q4
AO Gold Member
Join Date: May 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Today I had to disconnect and remove the battery to find a bolt that had been dropped down the engine bay, after about 20 minutes i replaced it but when ever i connected it the alarm would start going off, after a bit it would stop but the indicators would be flashing for about 5 mins - I understand that this is to say that the alarm had been going off. After lots of messing around and strange things happening we got it to start without the alarm going off and took it out for a drive hoping something might reset.
Nothing much really changed, I can use the central locking by turning the key but I can not possibly get the alarm to arm or disarm, the indicators do not seem to be flashing for 5 minutes anymore.
I tried taking to battery off for half an hour but itís the same.
I was getting 1 short chirp from the alarm after arming it when it was supposedly working (I understand that this is a self-diagnostic) but I didnít think anything of it because when I tried opening the boot with it armed the alarm would sound.
I have all 3 keys (2 red 1 brown) but no key to turn the alarm on and off from the glove box.
Im very confused, have I upset the signal from both keys at all?
Please Help - it will be greatly appreciated.
btw its a 96 2.0 TS 16V