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Old 10 Sep 2013, 02:38 pm
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Default Door alarm when open and key removed

After searching for door alarm and reading all the results, none seem to fit my case.

2001 PT Cruiser touring edition

problem seems to have just started (unless I'm crazy)

shut off engine > remove key > open driver door and alarm sounds along with door open light on front display panel.

As I recall it never used to do that, or did it. Seems to me I could open the driver side door and no beeping alarm maybe just the door open light.

Have I gone mad or is there a way to silent the alarm??
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 02:45 pm
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Default Re: Door alarm when open and key removed

Just changed the ignition switch on mine today and had this problem with the new one. The plunger was not returning under spring pressure once the key had been removed, possibly due to me creating burrs by using a flat head screwdriver to start it for the last few days.

If you bang underneath the steering column does it stop?

Your switch might be on its way out
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 03:16 pm
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Default Re: Door alarm when open and key removed

Hey Mr Genius your plan worked !!

Gave a whack under steering column and alarm STOPPED

Inserted key and started engine then turned engine off and open door and the alarm sounded again. One more whack and it stopped again.

That definitely seems to be the problem.

Now is there somewhere to squirt some silicone spray or something like that to stop the problem for good???

Two months ago a pin inside my lock mechanism broke and it wouldn't allow me to turn the key. The dealer was able to drill out the broken pin and insert a new one. The alarm problem just started a few days ago so I'm not sure if the pin problem had anything to do with it.

Anyway I'm happy for your quick and GOOD advice.

Sam
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 03:20 pm
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Default Re: Door alarm when open and key removed

BTW how do I post a Star rating for you, I'm new to this site?
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 04:08 pm
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 04:44 pm
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Got it, thanks CREWZIN
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