that stupid Meta alarm!
I have always been unhappy that my car will sometimes lock its doors whilst I am driving along, I know some people like to have the doors locked when driving but not me. Should I have an accident I want people to get to me.
About 6 weeks ago I wanted to test the opening of the passenger's door as it had been giving problems. I reversed out of my garage, closed the diver's door, locked up the garage, went over to the passenger's door and found out I could not open it - this had been quite a long-running problem so I was not too concerned about it. Then went round to the driver's door and found I could not open that either, the car had locked the doors all by itself and was now outside my garage with the engine running and obviously with the key & alarm fob inside the car. Luckily I was at home so could get at my spare key & fob (only the key was needed to get into the car). I now carry a spare key in my wallet in readiness for the next stupid occurrence.
This morning I fitted a new electric aerial to replace the cheapo ebay one that only lasted 2½ months with little use, went indoors for a coffee break, returned to the car and using the fob tried to unlock the car - the car unlocked as normal then immediately re-locked itself. After about 20 attempts it unlocked successfully. I tested that the new aerial was working OK and returned home for a wash, and then found out I was missing a screwdriver so went back to the garage to look for it and got the same problem with the car unlocking then immediately re-locking itself. When the car has been unsuccessfully opened with the fob, using the key to open the door results in the same unlocking and immediate re-locking. When unlocked with the fob the alarm itself is off, as the boot can be opened with a key without the alarm sounding.
Possibly the fault is with the central locking rather than the alarm.
Does anyone know how to fix this? I go on a driving holiday to France & Portugal next Tuesday and obviously want to lock up the car when it's not in use (this is assuming that I can get into the car before next Tuesday).