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The hot weather is triggering the alarm on my 2009 Ford Mondeo TDCi 140 Estate. It goes off at 10pm and 4am, everything else with the car is fine, and the problem has only started with the heat wave. Do...
When locked, the alarm keeps going off.
My i30 failed to start one morning after running since I had it. The dealer pluged in his computer and found an error code "P1690 - Immobiliser to SMARTRA no response" Apart from this initial assessment,...
I've got a Mk4 Golf with a Clifford alarm on. The booklet just calls it a Model 2. It was working fine but today, the keyfob unlocks and locks the doors but it doesn't disable the immobiliser so the...
I will be leaving my car in a airport car park for a few weeks shortly and am worried about how the alarm works on this model (Ford Focus 1.6 Titanium, keyless entry 2011) If the alarm was to go off,...
My alarm has gone off of it's own accord, with no outside influence, on a regular basis since late February 2012. This has happened on at least 30 days, once 14 times in a night. It has been in to my...
I have a Subaru Forester with a factory-fitted Category 1 alarm/immobiliser. We will be leaving the car for six weeks in a secure garage but I am worried that the alarm will run down the battery. There...
My car was recently broken into and various items in the glove box etc. were stolen. The car was parked on my drive and locked. When I discovered the theft (my neighbour suffered the same situation and...
The alarm on my Passat keeps going off. I do not want to spend money on diagnostics as my experience is that these problems reoccur. Is it possible for me to immobilise it completely? If so, how?
My Fiesta starts and runs then cuts out... I think it is an immoboliser problem. I would like to know if the light (by the clock) is supposed to on or off when running properly? I unplugged the unit and...
 

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