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post #1 of 15 Old 07-23-2010, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hi.

I have a 2006 56 2.0 TDCi and will be travelling on a ferry to France shortly.

I understand thatcar alarms need to be switched off whilst on the ferry, however it's not clear from the manual how todo this.

Can anyone help me?

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post #2 of 15 Old 07-23-2010, 01:06 AM
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You can only deactivate the interior sensor, do this by pressing the button on the inside of your drivers door where the rear doors have their electric window switches.

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post #3 of 15 Old 07-23-2010, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Ah sorry, it'sa Ghia.
I've had a look on the driver's door but there is nobutton.

Once i find this button will it stop the alarm going off (presumably caused by the motion of the ferry)?

Please excuse my ignorance on this subject, I have not owned the car long and it's the first time I've had a car with an alarm!
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Are you sure? It's not marked but it is a button. Press it up and down. The dash should display "interior scan deactivated" and dong when it does. The only other alarm functions that will stay enabled are the perimeter scan which will sound if a window break, low voltage and door/bonnet open. All of which shouldn't be triggered on a typical ferry journey.

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Yes, I've double checked. There is a space for a button next to the handle but it's been filled in with plastic.
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post #6 of 15 Old 07-25-2010, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone else have any ideas?
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Look up at the interior light and have you got two little speaker looking things either side of it? They're the sensors for the interior alarm.
It will only trigger if something moves in the vehicle. Just put everything in the boot/held down and itshould be fine.


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I may be wrong and usually am. I have a 56 plate ghia which has no switch on the door. my understanding is one press of the key fob lock button locks the car, a second press then activates the motion and interior sensors confirmed by the indicators flashing on the second press.




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Unfortunately you are, it's been said quite a few times on this forum and I think the misunderstanding comes from other cars that have this functionality. The only different between a single press and a double press is the the activation of the double locking mechanisms (that stop the doors being opened from the inside).
The alarm is activated no matter how many times you press the lock button on the remote.
As for the button being there I'm the owner of a facelifted one so maybe it's an addition - I suspect if you check your manuals you may find something similar somewhere in the vehicle.

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Thanks for all your replies.
So if I were to obscure the interior sensors in some way this may do the trick? Seems somewhat rudimentary but I've checked the manual and it doesn't mention anywhere about how it can be disabled.
It does however mention that the alarm won't work properly if the windows are not closed so I may leave them slightly ajar as well!
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