I had a rather interesting weekend recently just gone. I had just finished washing, drying and treating the Astra to a full service with the Meguires NXT on Sunday and thought i'd take a shower as i was a little dirty. I'd just got in when I heard my alarm going off and so thinking some thiefing scroat was about to make off with my S Club 7's greatest hits CD I ran out to investigate wearing only some soaking wet boxers. To my suprise the car was intact so I reset it and went back in the house to finish my shower! That's right... 2 minutes later... "Whaaaaa Whaaaaa Whaaaaaa, Whaaaaaa"
What a day for the Power Sounder battery to actually die on me! I eventually located the unit and ripped it out. Because this refused to shut it up it swiftly found it's way in to a bucket of water... this seemed to do the trick nicely I went to Vauxhall on Monday and handed over the small fee of £51.70 for a new one only to then be told that they would have to charge me £25 to code the sounder to my system. Now I know that some things need to be coded to the car but why would an alarm sounder NEED coding to the car? I told him where to stick his Tech2 coding and proceeded to dit the new sounder myself and guess what?
... Nothing happend other than a single BEEP. I locked the car leaving only the sunroof open and allowed the alarm to set itself as normal before attempting to set the alarm off by reaching into the cabin via the open roof. This triggered the alarm and power sounder!
OK Mick, why are you drawing this out?
Well I just wanted to know WHY Vauxhall insisted that I needed to have the sounder coded to the car when this blatently wasn't the case and has anyone had a similar problem with the sounder where they HAD to have it coded?
Thanks for bearing with me on this and any answers would be greatly appreciated.