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  1. Crisp-XK

    Crisp-XK Active Member

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    Cheers, I'll remember that for next time!
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    Crisp-XK Active Member

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    These guys arrived in the post earlier this week.
    I went for the pin-less version as the dimensions on the pinned versions didn't match.

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    How much damage have the old batteries caused?

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    Now with nice new ones soldered on.
    I tried to reuse the old pins but they were just too fragile so knicked some pins from her sewing box.
    Had heaps of trouble getting the solder to adhere to the casing.
    Used some standard Maplins flux-cored solder I had lying around and my trusty 25w old iron.
    Added a new bit/tip with no more luck, but luckily I have most of a litre of liquid flux (for silver soldering audio) so a few drops of that did the trick :D

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    Fitted it today and *touches wood* it's okay so far in that it ain't gone off again.
    Glued the case with superglue stuff, then later some polyurethane glue (the wetter it gets, the better it sets!) on the outside as I had no open silicon sealant followed by some leccy tape (horrid stuff).
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    Crisp-XK Active Member

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    What a near-complete waste of f-k-g time that was.

    5months later and it's doing it again.

    So, out it comes, again.
    Going to disect it next week to see if there's anything obvious, though it's probable it's because the board is damaged due to corrosion so hasn't beencharging right I suppose?.
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    disable alarm astra g

    Ok so heard a lot of people want a way of disabling alarm system. This method does not actualy diasable the system but prevents it from switching on when you lock the car with remote or key. Open drivers door. remove black door pin switch held by single screw, slowly pull switch out to reveal wiring. Two wires one grey one blue, cut blue wire from plug and insulate leaving grey wire still on switch. Refit switch and cycle ignition on and off once. Close door and work remote. You should now find the alarm LED in hazard switch does not light up and alarm should not arm. Just done one in the work shop and has done the trick. give it a try and reply to let people know if it works for you. Graham ESA
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    LIAM-RSI New Member

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    yes this has worked a treat on my 1999 2.0 di astra!!!
    big thanks to esa1(y) saved me £69 for a new power sounder and best of all peace at night :bananasmi
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    Dynamic Dave Qualified lego bricklayer

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    Have you mentioned to your insurer that your car no longer has a Cat1 Thatcham approved security system and that you've downgraded it to a Cat2?

    For info -

    cat1 = factory fit alarm and immobiliser.
    cat2 = factory fit immobiliser.
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    ice_genie New Member

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    With regard to removing/disabling the power sounder . . . is this the case with mk4 astra 2003? I have read that this only works with pre 2000 models . . . . . ?
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    ice-genie, I have just removed my power sounder from a 2004 Mk IV using the instructions in this thread and it works fine. I decided against the the disabling route so I have no idea about that. The location is as described - underneath the passenger side front wheel-well (towards the rear).

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