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    The siren doesn't affect the module so unless you do something to the module the programming should remain. When you take it apart get some photos if you can?
     
     

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    I didn't take it apart mate, just unbolted it from it's holders, and couldn't find a way of taking it a part.
     
     

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    Right so I've left it unconnected since my last post. Ever since I've been playing with it, the fob can now be unresponsive sometimes, taking 2 or even 3 times to lock/unlock. This indicate anything? I'm wondering if it's worth connecting it back up at the weekend and seeing how it goes. If not, next step will be to take the siren apart and look at the battery. But I just need to be 100% this won't mess up my c/l and need reprogramming.
     
     

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    You will have one heck of a job stripping the siren down to check the battery. By the time you have done it the siren will be useless
     
     

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    if I bought a new siren, it would need programmin etc?
     
     

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    No, the siren is just plug-n-play!
     
     

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    Ok, but getting the wiring into the glove box module looks pretty tricky? Would I not be best to take it to an auto-electrician? Or is it DIY-able with a bit of effort?
     
     

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    There are five (or six) wires that need connecting up. You just need to cut the wires near the siren and connect them up to the new siren - nothing to it.
     
     

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    Ok mate. So I can leave the wire that is currently connected to the module behind the glovebox? And just cut the big thick black wire under the bonnet next to the siren and then connect the new siren to that?
     
     

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    When the alarm is fitted from new the siren wires are not fitted into the plug as it won't go through the hole in the bulkhead. Once they have been poked through they are a one-time push-fit into the plug behind the glovebox. There is no way of getting them out without destroying the plug, believe me I've tried!

    Easiest way is to cut them near the siren as described above, the wires should be as follows...

    1. Brown
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    Orange on some siren wiring)
    3. Black/White
    4. Violet/Grey
    5. Black (Black/Red or Brown/Violet on some siren wiring) This goes to the bonnet pin-switch on the 3G(Mk2)
    6. Red
     
     

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