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fitting an alarm to a '53 clio


Sorry to post just to answer a specific question but if somebody could help me it will be a big help.

My mum's Renault Clio was broken into on her drive on friday night.

the car is a billabong edition and has remote central locking. No alarm was heard in the night and the recovery man told her it probably doesn't have one. Is this the case or could it be faulty?

If not is there an option to add one while still retaining the remote central locking key function?

I had a look on halfords then started thinking about this issue.

If I do need an aftermarket one any advise would be appreciated.

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Hi and welcome to the forums.

It is entirely possible that the car as standard only has an immobiliser fitted and not an alarm.

Its going to be cheaper to go down the route of an aftermarket alarm than it is to get Renault to fit one.

Cobra alarms are good value for money and if you get the correct model (not the bog standard model) will interface into the central locking system then you can unlock and disarm the alarm with one plip from the alarm fob.

In my experience alarms arent really a job for the diy-er unless you know what your doing. I'd expect a professionally fitted alarm to set you back about 150- 200 all in.

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Sorry to hear of your Mum's mis-fortune mate.

As Dave says, Cobra are your best bet for aftermarket - for the reason that they actually supply Renault with the standard alarms so as Dave says you should be able to easily get one to interface with the Clio's RCL.

With regards to whether the Billabong Clio has an Alarm as standard, Parkers says only the Dynamique+ and up had an alarm as standard.

The sure-fire way to tell is to see if you have the sensors on the A-Pillars (they look like black sugar-cube sized speakers).

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Hi Guy's thanks for your feedback, I will let my mum know, I have found a place not too far away that can supply and fit a cobra alarm for her so I'll leave it up to her now.


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