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    The alarm on my 1.9 cdti estate keeps going off with no apparent cause.
    I have been to it 5 times tonight!
    Any idea how to lock the car without the alarm?
    Have tried all methods in handbook with no success. ( car is booked in for service on Wed. but in the mean time would like to get some sleep)
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    You can disable the internal/tilt sensors by pressing the alarm button on the centre console switches and locking the car within 20 or whatever seconds.

    If it's a door contact that is making the alarm go off, I'm not sure what you can do. I think just locking it with the key in the door still sets the alarm.

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    Thanks Duncan,
    I tried deactivating the sensors on the panel and locking it with the key but this still activates the alarm. Trouble is its snowing a blizard so I cant do a proper investigation to cause!

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    Apart from disconnecting the battery, or just not locking the car!, I can't think of anything else.

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    Looks like I will have to sit in it all night!

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    If it's still under warrany take it to the dealers it could be the battery in the sounder.I think I heard on hear that it is a common fault and a £100+ bill if it's not covered by warranty as the battery is not replaceable.

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    Its booked in Wed.
    Managed to lock the doors by sitting in the passenger seat and pushing down all the door pins with the passenger door open. When I shut the door they all remain locked. This still leaves the tailgate unlocked so I have to back up against a solid unit.

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