To cut a long story short,late last night my battery needed to be recharged by the AA has it wouldnt start after this was recharged everything was okay untill after i took it for a 20 min drive to recharge.
Has i was about to leave my girlfiends house i used my key plip opened the dorr and the alarm set off and never stopped for about 20 mins on and off and this was in a built up area at 23.00,not very nice.
Anyway the AA came again and the only thing to do was rip the Sigma alarm out and throw it in a bucket of water,the AA man also got the indicators to stop flashing.
The mark 1 Clio 172 didnt come with a alarm i seem to remember cuz i had the Sigma built into the car to work the the central locking and immobiliser.
Can someone tell me how the immobiliser works has i seem to think it doesnt now work but i have been told otherwise by someone in the know.
When i go to the car i press my key fob and the central locking unlocks,i then start the car and drive off,which is how it works........but if i do not press the key fob and unlock the door without the central locking and start the car i would have thought the engine shoudnt start,but it does.I dont know if this is right or not has i have been told it is okay.
The key fob activates your central locking and the engine immobiliser and once you put your key into the iginition the engine knows this is the right key so knocks the immobiliser off.
If got another key cut and used this to start the car it wouldnt start the engine because it has not got a transponder in it.
Does this sound right?
I have always had a few problems with my alarm i dont really like them preferring a decent immobiliser,but the sigma one i had was all built into the standard Renault key fob which i didnt like,it would have been better to have a seperate fob for it.If i get another alarm it wouild be a seperate unit on my key,can anyone help me with any suggestions on alarms,around the £150 price.
Thanks for your time