The Frustrating XP Metal Detector!

10th September 2017 — 9 Comments

Lost Archives – November 2012. Over several days the central locking system on a detectorist’s Renault car decided to take on a life of its own. Every time the vehicle was locked, it promptly unlocked again. Frustrating! This went on for several days. All electrical connections were checked, but to no avail. With the prospect of expensive garage bills; it was evident that further investigation was needed.


Because of difficulties with locking the car, all items of value were removed. When this was done, the door was shut and when the remote was activated … eureka, it worked. The car locked and remained secure. The detectorist ruefully remarked:

“That bloody XP Goldmaxx Power had been sitting in my boot switched on, and causing chaos with my central locking system. So if ever your central locking system goes up the Swanee, you know what to check first! 

Is it only French cars that are affected by the XP’s circuitry? And does it mean that C-Scopes and Vikings only affect British cars?

MORAL: Don’t leave your detector switched on when transporting!



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9 responses to The Frustrating XP Metal Detector!

  1. It is the French method of finally conquering the British Isles, John. However, my Deus does not have an ‘unlock car’ program,, Maybe you could send the specs on it for me.. I could use it for the times I lose my keys?


  2. Joseph from Oregon 10th September 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Seems my boats sonar shows more fish when my E-Trac is switched on… Brought it along to see if it might work on steelhead.

  3. John from Ontario (AKA Geobound) 10th September 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Just another reason why you should get a CTX and not a Deus Micheal. Hahahahaha

  4. The dear person answered his own issue, and with any luck will not leave his detector in the boot switched ON.
    His solution should read Test With All Tenacity. You work it out.

  5. Tried to crack your rather enigmatic statement and worked it out eventually, but disagree. Could happen to the best of us, John.

    • XP make it very clear that you should not switch your machine on when close to your vehicle, which I did with my Deus, when I had it. Screwed up the circuitry for several days, befor my brother cracked it.

  6. I once owned a French car and it was enough to steer me clear of French motors for the rest of my life. I certainly have no intension of purchasing an XP detector, so I guess i’m safe.

    Thanks anyway for the info John, I will most certainly pass it on to anybody I know who intends to buy either or both of them.


  7. Surely the answer is not to buy a Froggy jalopy?

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