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    Default Xantia won't start, 6 weeks battery disconnected.

    My '94 Xantia auto won't start after having been idle for 6 weeks with the battery disconnected. I have had the dashboard out & have been unable to refit everything until this weekend for medical reasons.
    The security pad red light does not extinguish & the green light illuminate after putting in the correct numbers. Battery is fully charged. All other electrical functions work. As yet I have not refitted the airbag.
    Is there a procedure to follow that doesn't require a Lexia for reprogramming the security system ?
    HELP please !

    Richard

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    try the default code ..... 0000 ??? I think that's it either way. Have a look in the handbook. I didn't realise they could "forget" codes by disconnecting htem for a period of time though


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    Hoorah! Problem solved.
    I tried your suggestion Shane but it didn't recognise 0000, but when I tried the correct numbers again...success !
    My thoughts are that unlocking the driver's door with the battery fitted was the solution. On previous attempts the battery was fitted after the door was unlocked.
    I will disable it permanently from now on as it is a pain in a-r-e .
    Thanks Shane for your advice.

    Richard

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    You know there is an "auto" mode (ie, immo bypass) for most of the keypads? It involves punching in the code, then three other inputs and I think it then holds until the constant power is removed.

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    woops, I shoudl have metioned locking/unlocking via the remote first up If you enter the correct code, then unplug the keypad, I'm pretty sure that will disable the code from then on.

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    Why do they make Citroens so difficult to steal when nobody wants to steal them in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    Why do they make Citroens so difficult to steal when nobody wants to steal them in the first place?

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    I had the same problem with an 8 valve. The immobiliser had been put into bypass mode by a dealer, but after a long period with a faulty fusebox and no power, it had reset to something else. I found 0001 ended up working for me and then I found a thread here that explained how to set the XM and Xantia keypads to bypass and was able to bypass it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken W View Post
    I had the same problem with an 8 valve. The immobiliser had been put into bypass mode by a dealer, but after a long period with a faulty fusebox and no power, it had reset to something else. I found 0001 ended up working for me and then I found a thread here that explained how to set the XM and Xantia keypads to bypass and was able to bypass it again.

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