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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Nitro, Dec 13, 2010.

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    Hi, I left my car parked up for two months as I was out of the country - W reg year 2000 car, now my remote control locking has stopped working, batteries are only three months old. I tried to do the Re-synchronising thing according to the owners manual, it worked fine for half a day then stopped working again. I tried to do it again but this time it will not work even for a short time. If I open the drivers door with key and do not switch ignition on after a short time the hazzards flash, but there is no sound from the alarm siren. Please can someone tell me whats gone wrong and how you go about fixing this. I have all the other keys but this one is the only one with the remote control. Thanks
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    Thanks mate I will check that out, does anyone know where is the alarm unit in an A4?
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    Offside rear cubby hole, right down at the bottom.
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    Thanks Aragorn, is that in there with central locking pump? Is there anything else that could be causing my problems?
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    Not really sure why the remote isnt working.

    The alarm going off when you unlock the car by key is normal, obviously your siern isnt working which is a seperate issue.
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    If I take the alarm out to see if the batteries have leaked as above will i still be able to use the car or is it connected to the immobiliser, also should I try the above repair or buy a second hand unit
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    Buying secondhand could get you a unit with the same fault.
    Remove yours and see if it is worth repairing, if not then look for a replacement.
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