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Old 13 Jul 2011, 08:24 am
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Help!! My alarm keeps going off for no apparent reason, I cant lock the car anymore as its disturbing everyone Is there any way to deactivate it? Thanks guys

Guess I should have said its a 2.0 classic, manual PT cruiser, 2003

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Old 13 Jul 2011, 09:28 am
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How old is the car battery? When the battery in a PT gets weak, random crap starts happening.
Look on cover of fuse block in the engine compartment for one that covers the alarm.
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 09:30 am
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Thanks, battery is fairly new, If I take out the fuse for the alarm will the remote locking still work?
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 09:35 am
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I suspect not.
I would try closing all doors and the hatch again on the off chance that one of the sensors sees something as barely closed...
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 09:37 am
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Will do, thank you for your help
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 09:37 am
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It shouldn't lock or activate the alarm unless all the doors are read as closed.
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 09:39 am
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It locks fine, but the alarm goes off after a few mins and no matter how many times I turn it on and off, it does it again. Driving me and everyone else mad. Dont suppose theres any way of making it less sensitive?
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 09:46 am
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Is it just the factory alarm? Horn blowing and etc? Or is it an aftermarket setup with a shock sensor?
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 09:47 am
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Dont know, sorry , it was on the car when I bought it 2 years ago, it has sensors in the car, but i think its the factory fitted one.
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 09:54 am
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It may be aftermarket then. Check for a switch under the dash on the drivers side. There may be a way to just turn it off.

The factory alarm only goes off when a door is opened and you didn't use the remote to unlock it. Its a pretty simple setup so unless there is a short in one of the sensors that tells when the doors are shut I don't see much going wrong with it.
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