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Old 18 Oct 2003, 04:56 pm
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Default HELP: Alarm keeps going off for no reason

This just started today, after having my car for a little over 2 1/2 years. My Alarm goes off every five minutes of so, I don't have a motion sensor for the system, someone has to physically open one of the doors for it to go off. So I have no idea what's up with it. So right now I have to put my alarm in Valet mode.

Has anyone run into this issue before, or heard of someone having this same problem? If Yes, how can I fix it myself, or do I need to bring it in to get it fixed. Who would I bring it too? The Dealership?

I don't remember the name of the alarm system I have, but it was the one offered in the PT Cruiser brochure for the 2001 models.

John Sanford

[xx(] Please make it stop....
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Old 01 Nov 2003, 06:45 pm
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Mine never went off when it was broken into, just my luck
Boring Gold PT, oops that was 4 years ago
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Old 01 Nov 2003, 06:49 pm
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quote:Originally posted by Goldmember

Mine never went off when it was broken into, just my luck
Do you think a shock sensor would have helped? I see they pried the door out and hit the unlock button. Am I wrong? Shouldn't the alarm go off in that case? Don't you have to use the fob to disarm the alarm?
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Old 01 Nov 2003, 08:50 pm
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Check, go to Section Two, Look under TSB's/ Recalls etc.; intermittment alarm. That area mentions reasons. That website should be bookmarked by every one who owns a PT.
Good Luck[8)]
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Old 11 Nov 2003, 10:10 pm
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Have your battery checked. Some cheaper alarms simply use a voltage sensing ciruit to monitor the car, when the door opens the dome light comes on and in result there is a slight voltage drop on the battery. Sometimes if an alarm is using a voltage sensing ciruit and the battery is getting old, it will cause false alarms. Worth a shot if nothing else works.
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Old 14 Nov 2003, 08:19 pm
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If it's an after market alarm w/ a shock sensor, and you live in a cold area, the temp change will also set it off. I have mine set really sensitive (fart and it goes off) and it'll go off when it's cold for no reason

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