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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:54   #21
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Is it wrong that I found this mod infinitely more exciting and impressive than I ought to have? Because I'm rubbish at anything mechanical and electrical, anything like this is akin to sheer wizardry. I'm impressed with the simplicity of the idea and the excellence of the execution.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 13:53   #22
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What is the purpose of the LED surely you don't want to draw attention to the switch. Can we do without it?
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Old 23rd May 2020, 08:16   #23
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What is the purpose of the LED surely you don't want to draw attention to the switch. Can we do without it?
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I've just bought one of these buttons to fit:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12mm-Roun...w/122653316205
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Old 23rd May 2020, 14:50   #24
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I already have a few of these switches waiting for a job to do,

just looked at the switch link again, and they have changed. The stainless steel ones are a lot better!


you want these, or something similar

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Stain...IAAOSw0Ltecg1F
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Old 24th May 2020, 14:15   #25
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You're correct that earlier Tourers had the footwell release button like the saloons - it was a PD deletion late 2002 I believe. Strange about the wiring for it. Maybe the programming of the BCU is different between saloons and tourers, or early saloons/Tourers vs late cars like ours.

Can anyone with an early saloon or Tourer confirm if pressing the footwell release button when the car is locked sets the alarm off?

The fuel filler lid has a lock that activates with the central locking so might it be that?
I don't think it's for the fuel filler lid as that is a motor to lock it, whereas the wiring diagram is stating there's a switch for it with a switch symbol, which doesn't make sense.

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What is the purpose of the LED surely you don't want to draw attention to the switch. Can we do without it?
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The LED on turns on with the courtesy lights when the car is unlocked.

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I already have a few of these switches waiting for a job to do,

just looked at the switch link again, and they have changed. The stainless steel ones are a lot better!


you want these, or something similar

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Stain...IAAOSw0Ltecg1F
That's the style I've used
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OK just for the record, seeing as the Q was asked.

I have a Mk1 saloon, 53 reg.

test 1:-
Sitting in the car, I turned the engine off, and the key was in the '0' position. Then with the between-seats switch, I locked the car.
I then operated the A-post button to unlock the boot. This worked; the boot unlocked, there was no alarm.

test 2:-
I removed the key and repeated test 1. Same result - boot open, no alarm.
The between-seat button obviously only does the central locking, not the alarm function.

test 3:-
With the key in position '0' again, I tried locking the car with the fob. Impossible to lock the car with the fob, if the key is in the ignition lock.

test 4:-
The key was now removed again, and the fob used to lock the car. Central locking now worked.
Pressing the A-post button would not allow the boot to open, but sounded the alarm.

Hope this helps.

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Yes Rick, the original link took you to one one those nice stainless buttons like you used, but it then changed to a poor looking plastic affair.
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Yes Rick, the original link took you to one one those nice stainless buttons like you used, but it then changed to a poor looking plastic affair.
That's odd, the link I posted still works for me, still sends me to the stainless switch button I used.
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