Hi - I'm a complete newbie here so please forgive me if my terminology is a bit iffy!
12 months ago I bought my wife a 1996 Discovery 2.5l TDi.
Some months ago I replaced the 2 button remote battery as the alarm activated and the car was immobilised when we locked the car using the remote. As a precaution since then we have only locked the car using the key, opening with the remote.
Last week the alarm activated as we were driving down a narrow country road. As there was nowhere to stop safely we carried on but before we found a safe place to park (that wasn't someones driveway!) the alarm stopped. For a week the car performed flawlessly then yesterday as I was driving to the garage to fill up exactly the same thing happened. Again it seemed to reset or deactivate after about 20 minutes - although it felt like a lifetime Final straw, last night as my wife parked outside the care home where she works it went off a third time. Again, despite her switching off the engine, pressing the remote and trying the key in the ignition switch and door the alarm continued for 20 minutes. (And she coudn't get the engine started again during this time either - it was immobilised) The residents were not amused! After 20 mins the car started first time.
Do you think this is likely to be something I can tackle myself with a limited set of tools or am I going to have to bite the bullet, take out a second mortgage and send the old girl off to be fixed? Can the alarm be temporarily disconnected until I can afford a more permanent solution?