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#21 petrolhead1

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

Hi Sam, thanks for posting this, hope you don't mind but hoping I could run by an alarm issue I've got. Sometimes when I arm or disarm my alarm, the indicators stick on instead of flashing, and remain stuck for about 35-45 mins. Any ideas what maybe the cause of this as it can be really really annoying!! I've already changed all fuses and relays and changed the batteries in the fob.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

A heads up, that the post sam originally made is a couple of years old. He most likely isnt around still. However i'm sure someone on the forums can help.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:02 AM

Hi Sam, thanks for posting this, hope you don't mind but hoping I could run by an alarm issue I've got. Sometimes when I arm or disarm my alarm, the indicators stick on instead of flashing, and remain stuck for about 35-45 mins. Any ideas what maybe the cause of this as it can be really really annoying!! I've already changed all fuses and relays and changed the batteries in the fob.


faulty relay in the main alarm unit under the dash

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:10 PM


Hi Sam, thanks for posting this, hope you don't mind but hoping I could run by an alarm issue I've got. Sometimes when I arm or disarm my alarm, the indicators stick on instead of flashing, and remain stuck for about 35-45 mins. Any ideas what maybe the cause of this as it can be really really annoying!! I've already changed all fuses and relays and changed the batteries in the fob.


faulty relay in the main alarm unit under the dash


Cheers Sizten, I may have missed that relay when I changed the others!!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

Mine doesn't flash the indicators at all anybody know why this might be?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Just want to say - you get great service for abacus car alarms. They are extremely helpful. Sent my alarm control unit back as the doorbell kepts setting it off (even a new wireless bell with 256 channels!!) and got it back next day recoded. Abacus said try recoding first as that seems to fix nearly everyones' wireless interference issues but unfortunately for me it didn't. Therefore sent the recoded alarm back and got a non VX firmware one back next day. They even broke open an old connector to get some wiring pins so that I can add remote central locking. Now it's all fixed with no interference issues. :) Don't think I'll use the ultrasonic sensors that came with it though as I don't have a hardtop.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

er ......central locking ! Your supposed to loose weight of the car not add to it. Glad they sorted you the door bell thing is a proper pain

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

er ......central locking !

the door bell thing is a proper pain


Both easily fixed by not locking the doors and not arming the alarm in the first place. :D

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

Listen Bruv I live in the gateaux mans gotta lock tings down

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

The Black Forest Gateaux :unsure: I set the alarm, about 10 or 20 seconds later there's a series of rapid beeps. Same on disarm. What's the cure?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:47 PM


er ......central locking !

the door bell thing is a proper pain


Both easily fixed by not locking the doors and not arming the alarm in the first place. :D/>

Same here. Cant recall if I have ever set the alarm

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:49 AM



er ......central locking !

the door bell thing is a proper pain


Both easily fixed by not locking the doors and not arming the alarm in the first place. :D/>

Same here. Cant recall if I have ever set the alarm


I know where you live.... hmmm, an NA a SC and a VXR :ninja:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:54 AM




er ......central locking !

the door bell thing is a proper pain


Both easily fixed by not locking the doors and not arming the alarm in the first place. :D/>

Same here. Cant recall if I have ever set the alarm


I know where you live.... hmmm, an NA a SC and a VXR :ninja:/>

Good luck. I hide the keya up the dogs arse :lol:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

Me and the dog are closer than you think.... ;)

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

visions of man emptying tin of winalot somewhere other than a bowl

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

visions of man emptying tin of weenalot somewhere other than a bowl


EFA ;)

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 04:02 PM

Problem with my alarm, During recent breakdown recovery it has been tripped in some way, hazards flash every 30 secs or so and the red light on the dash flashes, mislaid the key with the fob (yeah I know) so don't have a alarm fob to try disabling alarm.  Car starts and runs.  was using the car with alarm de activated, using spare key I had cut, other key with the other alarm fob was stolen when my car was stolen 5 years or so ago, wish I'd read this then and got spare fob sorted :(

 

 



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Posted 07 July 2016 - 01:24 PM

take the speaker panel off the back and disconnect the thing in the middle, then just unplug the noisy thing and problem solved?



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 01:04 PM

Sam is not in the forum anymore, someone is it an expert ?

I lost my main keys but I have 2 spares keys and fobs + card.

 

1st of January i wanted to drive it of course to start well the new year.

i change my battery (car), was flat, then want to start, alarm on :-( and impossible to stop it.

no turn light signal so I assume the fob doesn't work, new battery(fob) and still nothing.

 

Do you think easier to change the alarm ? will not lock the ECU or what ever ?

need to wait the battery to be flat if I remove it the alarm will still show on !

 

the sensor can be durty ? a lot of humidity in my garage.

 

thanks for your help. i need to sort that now : - ( i give back the garage, not good for the car.

 

cheers and happy new year






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