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    Default Citroen BX 16 valve 1990 model

    Just joined so that I can get some help in getting it going.
    The car had been sitting in a container for around 6 years,when I got it home and tried to start it the alarm went of and disabled the motor (I think???) Does anyone know anything about thes alarms??? There is a sticker on the side window with aussiefrogs.com on it ,also a sticker with warning Citroen alarm installed.
    can anyone help with information about this????

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    The alarm may be an Aussie fitted unit like Cobra or Mongoose. Easy enough to bypass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siksua View Post
    Just joined so that I can get some help in getting it going.
    The car had been sitting in a container for around 6 years,when I got it home and tried to start it the alarm went of and disabled the motor (I think???) Does anyone know anything about thes alarms??? There is a sticker on the side window with aussiefrogs.com on it ,also a sticker with warning Citroen alarm installed. can anyone help with information about this???? siksua
    The genuine Citroen alarms, meaning having a sticker with chevrons, and locally fitted by dealer when sold new I think, have a tiny push button switch hidden, generally inside the glove box, or our BX did. I think you bypass the alarm/immobiliser by holding the button in whilst activating the ignition and starter. Good luck.
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    What John said sounds plausible - my 16V has 2 wires under the glovebox that need to be in contact when the key is turned the first time after the battery is removed. In light of the above I would assume they were once hooked up to a switch.
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    I will pm an idea (as to not put info on bypassing alarms on the public forum)

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    After "frog" informs you how to reset the alarm, let us know how you go. You should change the oil and filter and the LHM after such a period sitting also the fuel would be stale. What colour is it?
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    The colour is red, the owner told me that the main acumulator is no good as the steering went hard, but I will need to get the motor running before looking at the hydrolics, I was going to chang the oil anyway. as this is my first BX I still have lots to learn.

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    Welcome and enjoy doing up your BX.

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    CitroŽn's that formally owned me

    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Manual. .. . "Phoenix" - "Donated to Science"
    - 1990 BX TRI Estate Auto. (Traded In)
    - 1987 BX TRI Hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siksua View Post
    The colour is red, the owner told me that the main acumulator is no good as the steering went hard, but I will need to get the motor running before looking at the hydrolics, I was going to chang the oil anyway. as this is my first BX I still have lots to learn.
    I'd seriously consider doing the cambelt and accessory belt very soon, and the tensioner pulley(s). Be a shame to get it going and then "splat".

    Any joy with that immobiliser?

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