Odd (slightly embarrassing) but sorted glitch...

Topics relating to the Lotus Exige S1 (series 1)
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As I was getting in my S1 earlier, I caught the alarm button on the keyfob. However I didn't think any more of it as it hadn't armed since it didn't go off when I got in.

I noticed a few people looking at the car as I was driving along but, again, thought nothing of it.

When I needed to indicate though, the green repeater on the dash only flashed once. The normal 'clicking' was evident however.

Putting it down to a possible electrical issue and priming myself for a weekend of fault tracing in the wiring, I was almost home when I pulled up behind another car at the traffic lights. I spotted my hazard lights flashing, but, checking the switch for those, it wasn't the cause, so back to "bl**dy electrics" once more...

Yards from home I thought back about the alarm button... so pressed it and tried the indicators again. All restored to normal operation!

So let this be a lesson... check the obvious first and "DON'T TOUCH THAT BUTTON!!"
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:oops: How odd, I wouldn't have thought you could start/un-immobilise the car with the alarm active... but then nothing surprises me any more with Lotus electrics. :lol: Do you know if the alarm siren still works?
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