Why is the rum gone?
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
I had an issue recently with mine,
(although it's the 1.9 not the 2.0)
the battery was on it's way out, I got all the usual warnings about airbags/ABS/etc on the dash at start up, but what I didn't realise was that in it's less than perfect state the battery was causing the alarm system to play up, on one occasion I pressed the button on the keyfob to lock the car, doors locked, alarm bleeped, lights flashed everything seemed normal but as I glanced back at the car as I was walking away I noticed the lights had stayed on, I went back and checked and they were definatly set to off (not auto or parking lights or guide you home) the second time I set the alarm the lights flashed and stayed off.
Perhaps if your battery is starting to fail something similar might have happened?