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Old January 13th, 2003, 09:24 AM   #1
macsak
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alarm going off by itself- help!

washed my car last night at 5:00 pm
about 9 pm the alarm goes off
turned it off, reset, went to sleep
at midnight or so, it went off again
left alarm off for the rest of the night

i live in a really quiet neighborhood, no kids to mess with your alarm
no resident cat to jump on car
i'll go outside and check when it's light outside to see if anyone was throwing stuff at my car, but the first time we would have heard someone if they were sneaking around my house

any ideas as to a possible cause?
something got wet when i was washing?

mahalo (thanks) in advance

aloha

steve
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Old January 13th, 2003, 12:22 PM   #2
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Re: alarm going off by itself- help!

The two most common causes (I am aware of) are the microswitch on the console storage and the microswitch on the front trunk.
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Old January 14th, 2003, 06:49 AM   #3
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Re: alarm going off by itself- help!

I had an alarm fault problem myself. Dealer was able to use diagnostic computer to find a problem with the radio security contact, which was so marginal that changes in temps (cooling off at night) started to set the alarm off. Dealer adjusted the contact on the radio housing and the problem has not returned after several months. Might be worth a visit to your dealer.....
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