1996 E36 325tds - Clifford Concept 300 alarm, keys locked inside(FIXED)

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    Ok so i'm an idiot and i've gone and locked my keys in my car.

    It is a '95 325tds with a clifford concept 300 alarm. I have one key and one alarm remote, but I don't have the valet code for the alarm.

    I locked the car with the alarm remote, not realising the keys were in the ignition. They are turned to the accessory position I think, engine off but stereo and dash lights are on. Whenever I try and open the car with the blip the alarm goes off, and the doors stay closed.

    So before I go bashing windows in what are my options? Damn I hate this useless alarm
     
     

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    well i think you definately need to go back to your alarm fitters , the alarm should not arm with the keys in the ignition position. i take it your fob is not on your key ring then ? tbh i think you have a problem as the alarm has dead locking when activated, good luck with it though.
     
     

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    Yeah I don't think the alarm is working quite right, but I think I'll just rip the whole thing out, as its more likely to strand me than the car getting stolen.

    The bit the key ring goes into on the remote is broken so the key isn't attached.

    Oh well, thanks anyway.
     
     

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    Do you belong to a breakdown service? AA or RAC-they can come out and get into the car for you..............As for clifford alarms is the car locks itself after a certain amount of time if the key is in the ignition position off or not.Best to keep the key with the fob and have a spare too...I learnt that a spare is neccessary when I locked mine in the boot....... but luckily had a spare set
     
     

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    Yeah I've got RAC Recovery & At home. I rang and checked and they don't have a call out charge for idiots who lock their keys in their car (I assumed they did) so they are on their way round to have a look. I guess they might be able to force a window down or something. If not I've got a brick ready :(

    Yep I think a spare set will be a necessity
     
     

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    RAC came out last night, pried the top of the door open and popped the button up
     
     

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    hopefully no damage done......and bet you wont do that again...

    and thankyou for the update........
     
     

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    I had one of these alarms on a Prelude I had some time ago, I bought the Cliffnet wizard kit for it to be able to program it from a laptop. There are loads of things you can change to make the alarm more user friendly, it was a real pain in the arse before I customised it to my liking.

    That reminds me, I must dig the kit out and stick it on ebay.
     
     

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