Clifford Immobiliser

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Clifford Immobiliser

Postby TrevorB » Wed 24.08.2016, 13:57

When activating immobiliser via the fob the door locks have stopped locking but the system is activated. Happening with both fobs so something electronically not working.
Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Clifford Immobiliser

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 24.08.2016, 18:27

Might be electrical rather than electronic..

There is an internal relay in Central Door Locking (CDL) Module fed from 7.5A fuse C3 that provides power to the CDL motors - C3 is under the cover on top of the instruments to the left of the bank of relays. Immobilisers send signal to CDL Module to lock doors.

Quick test for that fuse C3 is push one CDL button down - other goes goes too = fuse OK; other stays up = fuse has gone. If other goes down and fuse is OK, I haven't a clue so contact Clifford or Clifford Agent. Meanwhile lock the car on the key and then set the immobiliser .. :lol:
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Re: Clifford Immobiliser

Postby TrevorB » Wed 24.08.2016, 20:07

lotusflasherman wrote:Might be electrical rather than electronic..

Quick test for that fuse C3 is push one CDL button down - other goes goes too = fuse OK; other stays up = fuse has gone. If other goes down and fuse is OK, I haven't a clue so contact Clifford or Clifford Agent. Meanwhile lock the car on the key and then set the immobiliser .. :lol:



Thanks Phil, I did push one CDL button down and the other one didn't go down. So, I will check the fuse tomorrow.

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Re: Clifford Immobiliser

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 24.08.2016, 21:44

OK. Sounds hopeful that it might be just the fuse then. There are 2 lines of 4 fuses high.
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5 1
6 2
7 3 <<<< this one
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Re: Clifford Immobiliser

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 25.08.2016, 10:20

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Re: Clifford Immobiliser

Postby TrevorB » Fri 26.08.2016, 14:18

Well I changed the fuse today and unfortunately that didn't solve the problem. Although I did some more tests and when both locks are
put down manually and system activated I can unlock with the fob and they both pop up. Looks like then there is a relay not working
which presumably means getting in touch with Clifford or a Clifford Agent for investigation.

Thanks for the help Phil and Geoff see you at Brands tomorrow sometime, hoping to be there before midday.

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Re: Clifford Immobiliser (FIXED)

Postby TrevorB » Sat 27.08.2016, 19:46

Loose wire on Clifford module.
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Re: Clifford Immobiliser

Postby Tyger » Sun 04.09.2016, 02:37

Here's how I dealt with my intermittent Clifford alarm/immobiliser issues last week.
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Re: Clifford Immobiliser

Postby clemo » Fri 09.06.2017, 19:41

Hi all ,
Here is some long distance diagnostics via the guy who has my other elan in his barn .
Car has'nt started foe a while .


We have :-
Alarm sounds when battery is connected .
Doors dont lock or unlock , Alarm continuously sound all the time .
Interior lights and dash board light illuminate ,
the little light on the key transponder illuminates .

Seem like the 2 are not talking to each other .
I will be travelling up to see it tomorrow armed with Trevor B's write up and look for the transponder ( which i guess will be under the handbrake / tunnel cover)

Any other ideas ...

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Re: Clifford Immobiliser

Postby lotusflasherman » Fri 09.06.2017, 21:55

clemo wrote:Hi all ,
Here is some long distance diagnostics via the guy who has my other elan in his barn .
Car has'nt started foe a while .


We have :-
Alarm sounds when battery is connected .
Doors dont lock or unlock , Alarm continuously sound all the time .
Interior lights and dash board light illuminate ,
the little light on the key transponder illuminates .

Seem like the 2 are not talking to each other .
I will be travelling up to see it tomorrow armed with Trevor B's write up and look for the transponder ( which i guess will be under the handbrake / tunnel cover)

Any other ideas ...

Cheers all


My first SE with a Lotus factory alarm used to sound the alarm continuously if the battery got very low - which made it even lower .. :banghead:
Not sure how Cliffords work but might be worth making sure the battery is fully charged before you go chasing other things...

When it was that low nothing functioned, had to unlock door with key to get charger onto battery.
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Re: Clifford Immobiliser

Postby clemo » Sat 10.06.2017, 14:11

Clifford update .

Looses wire , (single) at the transponder , which was under the arm rest / tunnel cover .
Which in turn made the crappy 6 inch ariel ( also hidden under the tunnel cover ) unable to pick up the push button signal.

Did take 20 odd seconds to shut the alarm noise off and there after worked fine.

Back together now all good .

Did check all the fuses first and battery was fully charged .


Thanks LFM for your thoughts and trevor for his original write up.
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