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Old 28 Aug 2004, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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airport warning

went to pick my mate up from john lennon airport yesterday, i gets out the car goes to set the alarm with the scooby key fob and nothing happened :shock: . so i thought i'd just lock it with the key, then i was sat in the airport thinking about how i would get the engine going without the alarm being set when i left as you all know the imobileser kicks in after 30 seconds. so i rang lisa ( wife ) and asked her to how to disarm the imobileser with the booklet i got with the car. this didn't go well & i started getting stressed with her over the phone ops: . then i carried on pressing the alarm & hey presto it worked again. so i sat in the car for 30 minutes with the engine running while my mate came out the airport :? . i tex'd steve ( pum ) from scoobynet about the problem & he rang me up and told me its to do with the airport traffic system stopping my key fob from working :shock: he was bloody right, when i left the area it was totally fine. don't know if any of you lot have had this experience, not a nice experience at that . and if any of you did know how come it wasn't mentioned on this site before :evil: lol
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Old 28 Aug 2004, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's actually a common problem mate. Same thing occurs if you are parked near a mobile phone mast. They are not deliberately jamming the keyfob transmission but their signal is basically overpowering it... It happened to me whilst parked outside Wickes in warrington in my old Clio 172.. If you are worried about the 30 sec immobiliser thing Subaru can switch this facility off so if the alarm isn't armed it wont be immob'd.

Bet you was twitching for a bit tho Good luck next time

Just goes to show the power of microwaves eh?
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Old 28 Aug 2004, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i would definitely have it turned off after yesterday's performance i had. was ready to call the AA out :shock: . was twitching like you wouldn't believe, i was 127 miles away from home :shock: bloody microwaves :evil: lol
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Old 28 Aug 2004, 03:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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:shock: Glad its ok Steve... - I have the same problem over my mothers house... theres something over there that doesnt allow the keyfob to work...
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Old 28 Aug 2004, 05:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warning Steve

Am off to Cardiff Airport next Friday to pick up my daughter and her partner... Your post could save me loads of grief... Nice one

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Old 28 Aug 2004, 10:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that Steve - I had the very same problem a few weeks ago. I went to Taunton with the missus to do a spot of shopping. Anyway the car park I use backs onto a BT building (its huge). I got stuck one by pressing the alarm fob which locked the car but when I returned to it I couldn't get the alarm to disarm :shock: So thinking I am clever I lock the car on the key and off I go. Hour or so later I return unlock the car on the key, get in, key in the ignition and press the fob to disarm immobiliser.......nothing happens. 20 minutes later I have the fob off of the wad of keys and am pressing it all over the place (inside and outside the car) to try and get the thing to disarm and with a strike of luck it suddenly disarms. It did take 20 minutes or so and me and the missus must have looked well dodgy sat in a Scoob unable to start it. Needless to say I won't be using that car park again
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Old 17 Sep 2004, 11:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I work in a hospital and I went to BnQ one day and did the same thing

Alarm wouldnt set, so I locked it manually. Got back to car and tried the fob and nothing happened. I tried to start the car and the alarm started going off, and I couldnt stop it. So I called Subaru, they said put your pin into the pad in teh glove box, which of course I didnt know.

I ended up undoing battry cables from battery, then I left it for 10 mins for alarm to drain. The put them back on and all was OK.

Subaru told me they have alot of problems with other cars parked in hospitals for long periods of time. :roll:
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