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Spare key sets off alarm.

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by MarillionMan, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. MarillionMan

    MarillionMan Guest

    Using my spare key sets of the alarm.

    Why does it do that and is it easy to resolve?

    (Main dealer reckons on two new keys.)
     
  2. Chemical Al

    Chemical Al Trollied Member

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    i assume you are unlocking the car manually (turning key in the lock) if so then you have a set amount of time after to turn ignition on or the alarm will go off.
     
  3. Big_daddy

    Big_daddy Going going gone.....

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    Think when turning the key in the lock, you have keep turning it a few times, till the red light in the door stops flashing to confirm its gone off.
     
  4. MarillionMan

    MarillionMan Guest

    i assume you are unlocking the car manually (turning key in the lock) if so then you have a set amount of time after to turn ignition on or the alarm will go off.


    Tried that!
    The alarm goes off the second you open the door.

    Main dealer had to reschedule the cars last service as they couldn't stop the alarm after I left them with car & spare key.

    It was fine last year at service, and spare key isn't used any other time.
     
  5. Big_daddy

    Big_daddy Going going gone.....

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    does the spare key has immboliser built in? if the alarm does go off and the key is inserted, the car should detect it and off the alarm
     
  6. Chemical Al

    Chemical Al Trollied Member

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    does the alarm arm when you lock the door (turning the key in the lock) ? if not then it would suggest that there is a problem with the lock or the wiring as the alarm doesnt know what the key is doing if that makes sense

    does vag com say any thing?
     
  7. MarillionMan

    MarillionMan Guest

    I don't know, but I'd have thought so. How can I check?
     
  8. MarillionMan

    MarillionMan Guest

    I think it used to, yes. I don't play about with it now as it makes such a darn awful noise!




    No idea, I don't have access to VAG Com.
     
  9. andyGbeatz

    andyGbeatz Full Member

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    my LCR also does the same!!

    not been able to figure it out myself. I dread the day if I lost my main key!!
     

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