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    Angry Alarm is doing my head in.

    HI folks



    Another newbie owner question. Vectra 2.2 DTI 2003

    My alarm keeps going off during the daytime when parked at work. I don't know if it's the trees above setting it off or cars nearby slamming doors. I don't have a manual so I don't know how to lock the vehicle so the alarm isn't armed. Is it possible to do this so the immobiliser is still operative?

    Can I turn down the alarm sensitivity?

    Thanks


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    The immobiliser is separate. You can lock the doors without setting the alarm by reaching in through another door and pressing the lock button on the drivers door, then exit out the other door and close it behind you. I should point out that the deadlocks won't be set though.

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    You could also press the alarm button on the right hand side of the dash (looks like a person running away iirc) to turn the interior sensors off - if you have them
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Tried that. Still goes off, mainly when parked it the sun. The summer will be here soon. Is the alarm armed when I lock the doors with the key only? I don't really want to pull the fuse otherwise my insurance could be invalidated.

    Sorry to be a pain.

    I'm a bit clueless with modern stuff. All I've run/maintained for the last 20 years is Series Land Rovers. They don't have electric anything in them!

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    If its mainly in the sun try taping the bonnet sensor down as the heat expands the bonnet and sets the alarm off on some darker cars,sensor is on top drivers suspension mount

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    As I previously said :-

    "You can lock the doors without setting the alarm by reaching in through another door and pressing the lock button on the drivers door, then exit out the other door and close it behind you. I should point out that the deadlocks won't be set though. "

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    I had problems (window sensor) with mine for years and gave up in the end! I lock it now by opening the drivers window before I get out, get out shut the door press central locking press window switch and withdraw hand as the window closes. ( saves running around the car). One important point make sure you have your keys in your pocket and not in the car!

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    Sorry if I'm sounding a bit thick here.

    So there's no way of locking the doors without setting the alarm unless I do the above trick with the windows? That seems daft to me.

    Can I simply remove the alarm fuse so that the deadlocks and immobiliser work but the alarm is off? If so, which fuse?

    The alarm went off twice today and it wasn't even that warm. Perhaps it was a leaf falling or a bird pooping on the car. If so the system is ridiculously sensitive.

    Help!

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    If its just sensitive it is a quick job to turn the sensitivity down on a tech2. It may be a dodgy sensor somewhere though.

    Be careful if you disconnect it and it gets stolen the insurance wont pay out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loz2286 View Post
    Sorry if I'm sounding a bit thick here.

    So there's no way of locking the doors without setting the alarm unless I do the above trick with the windows? That seems daft to me.
    Correct. Or you do it via the way I have twice previously mentioned.

    If you get it hooked up to a diagnostic reader then you should be able to have the relevant codes extracted which will tell you what triggered the alarm in the first place.

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