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306 Cabriolet Alarm Unit location
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Big Grin 
Hi, I've got a P plate 306 cabriolet, I hadn't driven it for a couple of months and so had to recharge the battery. Fitted the charged battery and the indicators came on permanently (not flashing, solidly lit). After a couple of miles driving the fault disappeared, but the battery lost its charge again very quickly. Replaced the battery and found it doesn't hold its charge for more than a week. 
Came home the other night and saw the car sat on my drive with the near side indicators permanently lit. I'm guessing the alarm module is faulty - have removed the interior side panel behind the driver's seat as instructed in other posts to access the module but I can't see it anywhere. Does my diagnosis sound correct and where can I find the alarm module? Many thanks.
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Electrics 'ain't my area of expertise & this is just from what I've read elsewhere. You may find the central locking / alarm module under the upright part of the rear seat.  http://www.306gti6.com/forum/showthread.php?id=50366 .  May be different on cabriolet though.

Even though it sounds like you're on the right track have you already checked which circuit the parasitic draw is occurring on?
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Should also have asked ...have you confirmed the battery is in good condition?  A weak battery can cause a lot of weird symptoms.
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alarm sounders are the favorite for killing batteries as they fill with water
they also have a small set of batteries in them which are always powered to charge

the alarm box on a ph2 is like you say drivers B post behind the panel above the seat belt reel maybe different on a cab

the alarm box and the C/L box are seperate on PH2 combined on PH3 but both control the indicators

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/
GTI6 Info

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^^^ Ignore me n listen to Cully. He's definitely the man when it comes to electrics!!! Smile
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(18-03-2019, 08:39 AM)Mighty306 Wrote: Should also have asked ...have you confirmed the battery is in good condition?  A weak battery can cause a lot of weird symptoms.

Brand new battery in two weeks ago, already back out and on charge. Many thanks.

(18-03-2019, 09:17 AM)Scully Wrote: alarm sounders are the favorite for killing batteries as they fill with water
they also have a small set of batteries in them which are always powered to charge

the alarm box on a ph2 is like you say drivers B post behind the panel above the seat belt reel maybe different on a cab

the alarm box and the C/L box are seperate on PH2 combined on PH3 but both control the indicators

Many thanks, I'll have another hunt around at the weekend
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