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I can't turn my sidelights off-I have turned the dial to turn them off but they stay on and when I open the door to get out it starts beepin-my main concern is that I can't get it to a garage until monday as none are open and I don't want a flat battery in the meantime.

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Sounds like the alarm is activated. Try to get in and deactivate it on the fob. If that doesnt work try again from outside the vehicle.

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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  • helenannsmit Oct 02, 2010

    It can't be-the car doesn't have an alarm. Thanks tho.

  • I think I'm going to need more info. What model, year of manufacture, and explain how the fault began?

  • helenannsmit Oct 02, 2010

    its a 56 reg urban fox, 1.2-we had a downpour yesterday and today i went outside (they were not on last night) and saw the lights were. i suspect some water may have seeped in and messed up the electrics-have temporarily resolved by removing the fuses, just so the battery goes flat, but will it be a garage job or is there a chance it may just go back to normal when it dries out? I could be completely wrong of course...

  • Hi helenannsmit, Sounds like your vehicle leaks a little. I'm not familiar with the model you quoted but I think it would be wise to disconnect the battery just in case any other curcuits are affected. If you can't manage that yourself get a friendly nieghbour to help. If you haven't got one its time to knock on some doors and introduce yourself. There are a lot of good people out there. I don't recall seeing anything like it on the roads in Zambia. I think it would be safer for you to call into a workshop and have it checked over. Wiring faults can become dangerous. Leave the battery disconnected for the time being and even get someone to come out and check it for you. Let me know how you get on. best regards Johngee



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