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    Hi,

    car battery was flat so we removed it to charge and returned battery to vehicle and now the alarm can not be turned off with key fob. Replaced battery in key fob but still the same - alarm goes off all the time car battery is connected.

    Alarm is a Clifford.
     
     

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    this is highly suspect so not a chance we going to tell you how to disable a clifford alarm However if you are genuine then I would check all the switches.Boot,bonnet and doors to see they're not broken.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    maybe so
    2005 E53 X5 3.0d Sport
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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    this is highly suspect so not a chance we going to tell you how to disable a clifford alarm However if you are genuine then I would check all the switches.Boot,bonnet and doors to see they're not broken.
    quoted you before you edited, if it is genuine then fair enough.

    if not then i feel sorry for whoevers car you've twocked!
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    Genuine - we've been tearing the house upside down all day looking for the manual!
     
     

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    I know nothing about the technical side of cars - am posting on the internet for my dad who knows nothing about the internet and he's now gone to bed.

    Really, is the only solution to an alarm problem like this to contact BMW? The alarm manufacturer?
    What best thing to do?
     
     

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    Yes you would need to contact the dealer or the installer of the alarm.As much as we would like to help you it is highly suspicous for your first post to be how to disable a car alarm.I am afraid you would need to prove the car is yours and so you would need to verify this with a dealer or the installer of the alarm
     
     

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    Ok, will contact BMW tomorrow - is this an expensive procedure, getting an alarm fixed?

    (is it fixed easily by them?)
     
     

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    If the remote won't disable the alarm then there should be a valet switch in the car (it has 2 small rubber buttons on it). You need to press these in a certain combination to put the system into valet mode. You should have been supplied with the valet code from the alarm installer or previous owner, the instructions for entering it are in the alarm handbook.

    If the batteries have been removed from the remote for more than about 5 minutes they loose thier coding. If this happens you still need the valet code and a kit called a Cliffnet wizard to reprogram the remote. If you don't have the valet code then it will need to be seen to by an authorised Clifford installer, they have a different Cliffnet kit that isn't available to the public that can reset the valet code.

    Older Clifford alarms are known for being a bit hit and miss, they take careful setting up and get all in a twist if the batteries in the siren go flat then the car battery is disconnected.

    BTW, there isn't a way of disabling them they are designed and installed in such a way that if you want to disable/remove them without the valet code ir seeing a dealer then it would almost be quicker to buy a new wiring loom for the car!

    I wouldn't have thought your local BMW dealer will be able to help. You can find your local installer on the Clifford website - http://www.clifford.com/Support/RetailerLocator.aspx
    If you know the model the handbooks are also available online
    http://www.clifford.com/Support/Guides.aspx
     
     

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