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    MK4 Convertible alarm

    I put the roof down in work today and locked it up.
    Came out to the car and my mate thought it would be funny to get out of work before me and jump in my car knowing i had the roof down, so he lent over and pulled up the drivers door pin to get into the car and got in ...
    Went i got out of work and i said to him didnt the alarm go off he said no!
    So i checked all the doors, bonnet and boot, locked it, the red LED stayed on for 10 seconds or so and then flashed slowly as if it has been locked and alarm set. So i lent over the window, pulled up the pin, opened the door and the alarm still didnt go off!

    Any thing you can think of that am doing wrong?
    Cheers, Mark

    Also there is another astra mk4 convertible in work so i asked the driver to do what i had been doing to see about the alarm, so we done it and her alarm didnt go off either ???

    HELP PLEASE!!!!
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    No indiactors flashing or anything?

    Does the alarm work fine with the roof up?
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    yeah i think it does, well it went off the other day and that was when the roof was down, do you have to leave the alarm set for so long untill it happens? Or do you need to reprogram the key for this to happen after you change the battery in the key fob or something?
    Nope no indicators flashing or nothing mate ...
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    The alarm LED should be lit solid for the first x number of seconds then start flashing, the alarm is now set

    You may find the LED flash straight away showing a fault but again after a number of seconds the flashing pattern will change and the alarm will be ready to trigger
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    mine only flashes the indicators with no sound on pressing button once and putting arm in the car

    pressing again and it dead locks the car with no alarm

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    Seems a bit strange and a bit worrying, if their is a fault it sounds a tricky one to find.

    Probably best to get used to double pressing the door locks everytime to deadlock it so the locks can't be pulled up manually.

    I had an aftermarket alarm fitted for piece of mind because of the car being a convertible, i now have a 2 stage proximity bubble around the car, one is about 1ft away from the doors which if you break this it will give you a poilte warning, but if you do this more than 3 times in a short period of time the alarm will go off, the other is if you reach in at all when the roof is down, this gives no warning and immediately goes off.
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    I FOUND OUT WHAT IT WAS!!!!

    When i get out the car i lent on the steering wheels today and didnt think nothing of it, this sent the steering wheel abit and and the steering lock came on, so when i came out hour later and tried to get in the car with the roof down without using the key, pulled the pin up and tried to open the door, door opened but the alarm went off this time!

    So the steering lock has to be on when locking the car with the roof down! So so glad i have found this out now!

    Car is now safe again with the drop top
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    seems strange and never heard of that before..... but if it worked...!

    might be worth trying it a few times with it both on and off to prove it completely both to others and yourself for piece of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOCKO View Post
    mine only flashes the indicators with no sound on pressing button once and putting arm in the car

    pressing again and it dead locks the car with no alarm
    Your probably have a faulty power sounder then. For some reason early cars had both a power sounder and horn so at least the horn still went
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