Hey all, Just thought I'd fire a post on here to see if anyone might be able to help me pin-point a root cause of my "never-ending-story" alarm problem... (linked HERE and again insidde that post) To summarise... My alarm doesn't arm (no indicators or door-warning LEDs flash), alarm will not sound if interior monitor is 'provoked' through an open window. The windows no longer open or close off the key or remote (roof doesn't close either). I managed to persuade a friend of mine to lend me his laptop and VAG-COM set-up, because his cable was busted and I offered to try and repair/replace parts of it. In the end I succeeded, and I gave it a whirl on my little A3 to see what it threw up. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif I did get a couple of seemingly minor fault codes when I ran an auto-scan, I noted these and cleared them, and then operated the car's systems (after disconnecting) for a while - I then reconnected and no fault codes had returned. I then decided to run the output tests on the interior monitor (block 45) and the central locking (block 35) - I got a test pass on the interior monitor (with both door warning LEDs staying lit until I closed the block), and when I tested the central locking block, low and behold I got a 'music-to-my-ears' tune from the horn, and indicators blinking for that extra disco effect! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Then only problem was, there were no reported fault codes on either block, they both passed test, the alarm CLEARLY worked, but when you lock the car (or try to operate the lazy windows/roof), still nothing! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif This is making me convinced that the problem lies in something completely trivial - and I'm wondering if any of the fine minds on the forum have any ideas about it? An earlier thought regarding potential switch problems on a door, the bonnet, boot or fuel cap, popped back into my head earlier - but the problem has come on without any of this switchgear getting any hammer (the car has done about a mile in total (backwards and forwards in/out of the garage) since the problem came about (and about the same distance before the problem came about (since buying)) - but is there any way to check these switches? Does anyone have any idea how the bonnet/boot/fuel cap switches work (so I can check for obvious damage)? - - And would this kind of fault prevent the lazy windows/roof from working? As always, thanks for reading my mammoth waffle /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif And my thanks in advance for any help you can offer /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif Cheers guys /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif Rob.