Alarm Systems

Alarm systems serve the purpose of protecting one’s family and property. A majority of these systems detect dangers such as fire or intrusions. The system is a collection of control panels, key pads, sensors, sirens and a central monitoring station.

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Electric Windows
Alarm Systems

How do you reset a car-lok anti theft system?

Depends on the vehicle and manufacturer. On GM Passlock, you have to wait about 10 minutes for the system to automatically reset before you try it with the key again.

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Car Starting Problems
Alarm Systems

How do you bypass a passtime?

The system uses five wires and a receiver or antenna wire that accepts the signal from the remote. A blue wire, a purple wire, a pink wire, a red wire, and a black wire. The black wire of course is the ground. The pink and red wires are set up with a vampire bite to the constant power and the ignition power. Red to constant, and pink to ignition which gets power from the "run" position when the key is so turned to it. I can't remember right now which one of the blue or purple that is connected off the vehicle harness or which one gets connected to the "start" function of turning the key, but it honestly doesn't matter because these two are the ones that conduct the "magic." In my car, a yellow wire that connects the "start" function to the starter was cut and one of those wires is connected from the main harness and the other to the starter connector at the steering column. The idea is that electrical current will attempt to travel to the starter but is routed to the pass time unit to check if the code is current, if it is the connection is made and the car starts, if not, then the circuit is not able to close and you will get no power to the starter. To bypass this, simply cut the two wires that re route that current and splice them back together leaving the pass time unit out of the routing completely. If your pass time unit is a GPS enabled one, I would suggest not tampering, but if you must, do not disconnect the unit altogether, just leave the red, black and pink wires connected so that the system can communicate that it is powered back to the company that is responsible for the surveillance of that communication.

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Alarm Systems
Personal Safety and Security

What are the best driveway alarm systems?

The RoboGuard we've found to be the best system. We've had ours two years now and the batteries have never needed changing. It doesn't false alarm and although it works great alone we have ours connected to our home alarm system and our gates. We bought the 4 button remote accessory and 3 of the buttons on there operate our gates, outside lights and as a panic facility. I think you can expand the system as much as you want really, using the RoboGuard receiver as the control unit or connecting it to other systems.

Ours was installed by a builder friend of ours but by the looks of it as it's wireless it's something you can easily do yourself - and wiring accessories to it is easy as it's just a one wire connection to your lights, alarm or relay.

There's a few websites online giving info about it; this ones in the UK but it says they ship worldwide

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Alarm Systems

What is a top brand of home alarm system?

Texecom, adt, securemyplace, banham if you're in UK

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Alarm Systems
Ford Windstar SEL

How do you reset the anti-theft system on a 2006 hhr?

Happened to me, turn the key to the on position for 10 minutes and it should work

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Chevy Corvette
Alarm Systems
Fire Prevention and Protection
Car Alarm Systems

How does the alarm system on a 1977 Chevy Corvette work?

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When turned on, by the door key in the left front fender or driver door lock, it will sound a horn alarm if the doors or hood are opened. The actual horn alarm is located either inside the driver side front or rear fender. Mine still works!

I removed the inside driver side door panel on my '77 and I found a wire burned apart laying in the bottom of the door. I spliced it back together and my alarm works again.

My alarm switch is in the drivers door key. Use the key to lock the car and it turns the system on.

Additionally, if you turn the system on and it trips right away, you have a short somewhere, most likely a bad door/hood/key switch.

Later C3s had a switch for each t-top, as criminals would either steal the tops or remove one and jump inside to hotwire the car without being noticed.

Good luck!-ku2002

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Alarm Systems
Dodge Intrepid
Mazda 626
Ford Escort LX

How do you temporarily disable the alarm on a 98 Intrepid ES?

Just break through the window rip the wires out from under the steering wheel and cut all of them. The alarm should be temp disabled. Warning: You may get arressted. Caution: Free ride in Police Car.

You can do this by turnning your key forward, disconnect the battery cable, let it stay off for about 1 minute, hook it back up, and the alarm should be off for now and the car should start and stay started!!!

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Alarm Systems
Honda Accord LX
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How can the anti-theft alarm on a 1999 VW Golf be disabled while you are working on it?

Try disconnecting the negative battery cable from the battery.

You can remove the fuse in the fuse block however don't forget to put it back in or the car won't start good luck

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Cars & Vehicles
Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Alarm Systems

Why would the car roof light not work after you had an alarm installed?

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Sure it could be, but not necessarily. Maybe the bulb burned out. Maybe the fuse blew? If your incapable of checking these out, take it back to the alarm installer and nicely explain what happened and they will probably take care of it even if they didn't cause it. Certainly don't accuse them since it may not be related.

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WHENEVER INSTALLING ALARM SYSTEMS ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS THAT THE INSTALLER SHOULD TAKE IS TO DISABLE THE DOME LIGHT DURING THE INSTALLATION. IT CAN TAKE SEVERAL HOURS TO COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION AND YOU HAVE THE CAR DOOR OPENED TRIGGERING THE DOME LIGHT TO TURN ON. THE LIGHT CAN DRAIN YOUR BATTERY. THIS CAN EITHER BE DONE BY REMOVING THE FUSE FROM THE FUSE PANEL OR BY REMOVING THE BULB FROM THE DOME LIGHT SOCKET. THE ALARM IS USUALLY SPLICED INTO THE DOME LIGHT SINCE ANYTIME A DOOR IS OPENED THE DOME LIGHT IS TRIGGERED TO COME ON. THIS MAKES IT EASY TO ALERT THE SYSTEM THAT THE VEHICLE DOOR IS OPENED. DANO

When the alarm is installed, they splice into the dome light wiring as the last person said. This way when the door is opened and the dome light comes on the electric current acts as a trigger to set off the alarm. However when the doors are opened, they close a circuit on the negative side of the dome light. There is 12 volt power running to the light at all times. So the alarm has to be wired in on the negative side of the dome light as well. When they do this, only one wire running from the neg side is needed. It is possible that the installer cut the wire and wired the alarm in series and not parallel. What this means is that the alarm has been included in the electrical path for the dome light instead of just using the current.

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VW New Beetle

Keyless remote 2005 VW Beetle?

how do you get the batteries out after pulling apart the casing???? just cant see how to get to them other than breaking them out???? any suggestions? need some help plz....... Thnx Bill

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Chevy Suburban
Alarm Systems
Infiniti QX4
Car Alarm Systems

How do you reset the alarm on an infiniti QX4?

use the consult-II with the NATS card to erase the codes. have your keys reprogrammed too.

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Car Starting Problems
Alarm Systems

How do you reset the anti-theft system if your car will not start?

This is a highly specialized question. Due to the enormous variety of anti-theft systems, there is no one answer. Check your owner's manual, online at the manufacturers website, or from the dealer/store you bought it at.

many times simply removing the negative cable(black-) from its terminal and reattaching it will reset the alarm and in many cases,your cars computer system.

For my particular car, I had to turn the ignition on for ten minutes, turn it off for five seconds, repeat twice, then, on the third time, turn the ignition on, wait seven seconds, then turn to start. Each car is different. I suggest you go to All-Data. Their web address is http://www.alldatadiy.com . (The 'diy' means 'Do It Yourself'.) This is the site just about all auto repair mechanics use, (even the dealerships,) and it makes a Chilton or Hanes auto manual look like a cartoon book. They cover everything from recalls to bulletins to every aspect of repair you can think of, including the alarm system re-learn procedure. The cost is about $20 or $25 for the first vehicle and about $16 for each additional vehicle and the subscription is good for a year. (Commercial subscriptions are about $150/month, I think.) DEFINATELY worth the cost if you are going to do ANYTHING to your car. See for yourself.

ANSWER: If your having problems with the anti-theft not allowing your 1997 Malibu to start you can jack up your car and jump the starter Then turn key in ignition till starter catches. Leave car running for about 20 min and light will off.

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Car Starting Problems
Alarm Systems
Grand Am SE
How To

How to reset securiLock anti-theft system?

Turn the key into the off position, then turn all the way on with out turning the motor over and let it sit like that for 10 min without touching it. This will reset the anti theft program in the cars computer. After 10 min turn the key to the off position and then try to start the car. It works everytime in this situation. Cars come into my shop all the time for this same issue and other shops stick it to people that are not aware of this common GM defect. I hope this helps and saves you from being ripped of by greedy shops.

my car is a Pontiac Aztec 03 and when i shut off the ignition the key stay locked inside the switch where the key goes in, after all that the car turns off automatically and the alarm wont work nor anything inside my car,what should i do so this wont ever happen again?

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Car Electronics and Lights
Alarm Systems
Ford Bronco
Credit Reports

Do anyone have a Viper 160 xv installation manual?

YES! I have one. Its just the remote start manual correct, cuz the 560xv is the remote start and alarm model.

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Alarm Systems
Chevy Blazer S-10

How can you un-install an after market anti-theft alarm system?

ALARM SYSTEMS USUALLY HAVE A MODULE OR "BRAIN". IT IS MOST LIKELY A SQUARE BLACK PLASTIC BOX ABOUT 5 OR 6 INCHES LONG WITH THE CIRCUIT BOARDS INSIDE. THERE ARE WIRING HARNESSES THAT PLUG INTO THIS MODULE. IF YOU UNPLUG ALL OF THE WIRING HARNESSES AND REMOVE THE MODULE IT WILL NO LONGER OPERATE...OBVIOUSLY! THERE CAN BE ANYWHERE FROM 1 TO 8 HARNESSES DEPENDING UPON THE FEATURES THAT THE SYSTEM HAS. IF IT WAS INSTALLED CORRECTLY IT SHOULD NOT AFFECT ANYTHING ELSE ELECTRICAL IN THE VEHICLE. HARNESSES ARE MADE SO THAT THEY HAVE TO MATCH UP WITH A MALE OR FEMALE COUNTERPART TO COMPLETE A CONNECTION. WHENVER UNPLUGGED THEY SIMPLY DO NOT MAKE THAT CONNECTION. IF YOU TRY TO REMOVE THE HARNESSES COMPLETELY BE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT SEPARATE ANY ORIGINAL CAR WIRES THAT THE HARNESS WAS SPLICED INTO OR DO NOT LEAVE THE ORIGINAL WIRES BARE SO THAT THEY CAN CONTACT METAL OR ONE ANOTHER, OPTHERWISE YOU CAN EASILY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH LIGHTS, STARTERS, HORNS, ETC. DANO

on most newer alarms it's ok to unplug the brain because the starter disable relays are wired to normally closed so the starter will still work. the exception is certain high end clifford, python, viper alarms which might have it built into the brain.

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Alarm Systems
Vauxhall

Why does my Vauxhall vivaro van alarm keeps going off?

It is possible that you could have something hanging like an air freshner and when a vehicle goes past, the slight movement rocks it and the sensors detect it.

Also another problem with the vivaro is the sliding door doesn't fit home correctly on the light switch (a small piece of sticky back foam is usually enough to extend the pin switch), obviously disconnecting for a split second will be detected by the alarm due to the voltage drop on the light.

Also if your battery is old or the connections on your battery are poor, this can also create a fault.

Try switching off all of your courtesy lights regardless of door condition and if it solves it, you know that it is one of the doors....in this state you would only have alarm protection in the cab from the sensors (only applies if back is separated for tool area) ie tools not protected

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Cars & Vehicles
Alarm Systems
Chevy Blazer S-10
Car Alarm Systems

How do you reset cobra alarm remotes?

you hold the two grey buttons at the same time beside the car wait for the light to go out then press the larger one twice that's it job done

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Chevy Camaro
Alarm Systems
Cadillac DeVille
Chevy Camaro Z28

How do you disarm a factory alarm system that is stuck on a 98 Camaro?

not saying your wrong but there is a certain way you do it but i cant tell you because i really shouldn't but is another one jump out

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Alarm Systems
Swimming Pools
Fire Prevention and Protection

Will an infrared pool alarm system work in an area with wildlife such as deer?

Yes, it will work but the wildlife may acyivate the alarm.

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Alarm Systems
Toyota Camry
How To

How to reset a viper alarm 791xv?

where can I obtain a viper 791xv manual

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Alarm Systems
Daewoo Leganza
Daewoo Nubira
Ford Explorer XLT

How do you reset the remote entry on a Daewoo Leganza?

This worked for me: open the car with the door key. Sit in and shut the door. Now operate the door lock using the lock tab on the drivers door four times very quickly ((lock then open four times). Press the close button on the fob. If the door locks again, you've done it. May well work for other cars too.

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Chevy Corvette
Alarm Systems
Nissan 200SX
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How do you disable factory alarm for 200sx s14a?

simply take out the alarm relay found under the hood.!

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Alarm Systems
Chrysler Cirrus
Poptropica

How do you cut the voltage to the factory alarm on a 1995 cirrus where and what color is the wire?

This is what worked for us!Hi, We just experienced a similar problem on a 95 Cirrus.The alarm can be deactivated by finding the right wire and deactivating it with a powered resistor. HOWEVER after several weeks of perseverence here is what we found; First check to see if your vehicle had a factory installed alarm system. Your dealer can run the serial number OR more simply check the back of the door lock cyliners. IF the cylinders have built in switches chances are replacement of same will solve the problem. This is where it gets interesting............if your car did not have a factory installed alarm system it means someone has replaced the engine control module with a recycled part from a vehicle that did have a factory alarm systm. In simple terms the ECM eventualy teaches the body control module to set the alarm, you know, that annoying honking, flashing lights, no engine! The solution is replacing BOTH modules.The new modules will set themselves accordingly. These are available exchange from your dealer. There is a place back east (at least in Canada there is) that reconditions the modules as new and distributes them through the dealers. I know what you're thinking....I'll save money with recycled parts..........well that's what the last guy did and that's why you got that car for a good deal! So good luck and if that doesn't work I have a great one on my car lot with new modules. I sincerely hope this saves you a lot of time and money. Steve Ash, Neighbourhood Auto Body Ltd. Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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Honda Civic
Alarm Systems
Honda Civic EX
Honda Civic LX

How do you disable the alarm on a 97 Honda Civic?

You should be able to use your key to unlock the driver's door to deactivate the alarm or to use the remote control. If neither works, there is a button in between the AM/FM and CD button on your Honda stero, and holding it down will deactivate the alarm.

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Alarm Systems
Dodge Avenger
iPod Touch

Why would a 1996 Dodge Avenger alarm keep going off and lock-unlock while driving?

Check your hood alignment sensor for the alarm and the trunk sensor

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