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    OK, I beeped my alarm (Sigma) earlier, and the car made a noise that seemed to lock (as usual) and then immediately unlock and now the beeper isn't activating the lock or alarm any more! I have had a cursory check of the fusebox and there doesn't appear to be any blown fuses. Now, co-incident with this, the rear window wiper has stopped working, but bizarrely, it appears to be returning to its 'off' position at an incredibly slow rate, like I mean it could take an hour or more of the car being on before it is going to get to resting position.

    Does anyone have any idea where to start with this?
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    How old are the batteries in the fob Gordon?
     
     

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    I couldn't say for sure, as I bought the fob off eBay cos the attachment hole in the original was broken, and I think I just put the eBay batteries in it. So, probably pretty old in actual fact. The wee red light on the fob still comes on when I press the button, but obviously, that's not definitive - there could just be enough power to light the tiny LED. Do you reckon that's what it could be? I have noticed since I started using the beeper, it did not work from very far from the car, and sometimes I got right up next to it before it would work, which I was pretty sure was NOT normal, although some had suggested it was just because it was a crap system.
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    I would replace the battery, you can get a tester to test the range and some garages have them or lock specialists, the LED needs very little power to get it to light
     
     

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    Hmm. I've changed the batteries, but still nothing. There doesn't appear to be a blown fuse in the box, would there be an internal fuse somewhere in the alarm system?
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    Not from what I know, is your rear wiper still playing up as well?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Not from what I know, is your rear wiper still playing up as well?
    NO!!!!!

    Bizarrely, that seems to have sorted itself out, so that's okay. For now, at least. But I'm getting nothing from the alarm, even with the new batteries. And this is annoying, not least because the alarm isn't on, but also because I now need to manually close the windows & sunroof.
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    I now need to manually close the windows & sunroof.
    Did they used to close when the alarm was set then?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    Did they used to close when the alarm was set then?
    Yeah, it was great! Beep the alarm, and the windows shut, then the sunroof, then it alarmed. Really smart, it is. Well, WAS! I need to get it sorted. I've got a couple of weeks free time coming up, hopefully I'll be able to get stuck into it then, but any suggestions in the meantime, I'm listening!

    It definitely had a vibe of something 'blowing' about it (yes, yes, very funny!). You know, like something going 'pop'. I beeped it, it locked, as it should, then seemed to pop, unlocked itself and hasn't worked at all since.
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    Do you know where the alarm module is located. It may have an in-line fuse on the wiring.
    Do you know the exact model of alarm?
     
     

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