lol it looks like this is confusing u 2 as much as it is me. lol
billy, yep unplugged the alarm a few times, but havent tried locking/unlocking the car manually with the alarm unplugged. i will try that tomorrow morning.
18 button obc, yes, ive never pressed the code button before, but i will try unplugging it.
yes, alarm is working as normal, so is the central locking. all normal.
tested earth at the ews, yep, its working. so is the power from fuse 31.
the ews is a small black box behind the glovebox with a large yellow plug.