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!