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Old 07-18-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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&^%$#! Car Alarm

For the past two days my car alarm has been going off at random intervals. Maybe 4 times a day. Not a good thing unless someone is breaking into your car. Which they aren't.

Any thoughts on what may be causing this to happen? And better, how to make it stop?

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Old 07-18-2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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There's a bonus to this as well... central locking keeps trying to lock the lift gate even though it already is. The dash says it's unlocked when it isn't.
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Your car is a 2004, right? You probably need to pull the fuse in the engine bay, like I did... Interesting that yours starts to go out right at the same time mine did. Anyways, as you probably read in those threads, pulling the fuse will temporarily disable the alarm system so that it doesn't go off at all random times of the night. Then you probably need the alarm siren batteries replaced, or the glass break sensor(though I haven't really heard of this one on a facelift car yet its still possible).

I've been running around with not AC(same fuse as the alarm) in 100+ heat for almost two weeks now because the fucking dealership can't get me in there until next tuesday. So, so retarded.
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Mike, this happened on our 99 and I ripped the alarm module out, easy fix. I plan to solder in a new battery and replace it, buy have gotten distracted.

DIP's site has a good tutorial on how to get the alarm module out and replace the battery. also fixmysaab has one IIRC
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oh yeah .. on the 99 the alarm box screws apart, I think on later ones you have to pry it open and upon re-assembly use a silcone type sealant to re-seal it.
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This started happening the same day that I tried to shut the lift gate without looking and something was in the way.

The gate closed, or so I thought, and I went about going into the store. When I was done and went to drive away across an intersection, I hit a bump and the gate opened fully! In traffic! That was fun... but I digress.

I pulled over and went to shut the gate, but it wouldn't latch. I hit the unlock button on the driver's door and then shut the gate. When I got back in the car to drive away, the light was on saying that the gate was open. But it wasn't. Then it tries to lock itself as if the gate wasn't fully closed. It did this about 6-8 times and then stopped. When I got back to work, the alarm started going off about 10 minutes after I parked. Sort of makes me think that the alarm and the lift are connected to the same problem.


Oh, and I can kill the alarm with the remote which I don't think was happening in those other threads. Thank God for warrantees!
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Thanks Dan, I think we were typing at the same time!
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in that case that may be a sensor or something with the latch you f-ed up??


don't feel bad you have a warranty and probably know what way to tunr bolts to loosen them.
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it sounds like your interrior lock switch is stuck in the lock position possably
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The latch sensor is a built in micro swotch to the latch it self. The way to fix it is to replace the latch since the microswitch is busted from slamming it on something or there may be a way to fix it inside the latch but I've never cracked one open to see if it's possible.
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Sounds a little beyond me... indy mechanic here I come!
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