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Old 11-03-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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Question My stupid alarm, can't turn it off

Alright I'm not sure if I have an OEM alarm or aftermarket, it came with the car. When I bought it the guy said it doesn't really work in the winter, so he had one of the 2 fuses out. Anyway I put it back in and it worked...up until yesterday. I came to the car and it wouldn't disengage (I pressed the button on the remote, but nothing). So I had to take out the 2 fuses to fricken make it stop ringing. Today I tried to put the fuses back in when it was a bit warmer out but as soon as I put the last fuse in the alarm starts and I can't shut it off. I don't think it's the battery to the remote cause it has a little red light on it and it still lights.

WTF?? How can I reset it or figure out what's wrong?

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Old 11-03-2007, 07:48 PM   #2
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I have a clifford alarm with the same problem a few years ago. it turned out the alarm was defective. the store switched it with a new one. with this same alarm sometimes it won't disarm.. so it's luck of the draw when I can get into my car. Sometimes i'm stuck out of my car for 15min, hour, half hour, 2 days trying to disarm it. I find that when the season's change from fall to winter and things frost over it's the worst.... kind like women.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:24 AM   #3
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I had that issue way back when I had an '89 Jetta. It was condensation getting into the sensor contacts of the trunk and hood releases giving off false reports to the alarm. If it's aftermarket, this could be the case too.


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