Alarm Questions

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  1. chrisrappl

    chrisrappl Junior Member

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    The alarm went off this morning while we were having breakfast. I could see the car through the restaurant window and no vehicle or person was near it.
    As far as I know, we just have the factory theft deterrent system (immobilizer) not the alarm accessory.
    What would cause the alarm to be initiated (lights and horn)?
    The only idea that I have is that the alarm button on the fob in my pocket or in my wife's purse was accidentally depressed for more than a second which has never happened before and seems unlikely.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. sam spade 2

    sam spade 2 Senior Member

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    I think that seems a lot MORE likely than any other explanations.
    And if you can't duplicate it, visiting a shop to "test" it is probably a waste of time.
     
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    Ours happens if fob accidentally pressed. Even happened once when I sat down with fob and stuff in pocket. Normal I think.
     
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    My Lock and Unlock buttons get accidentally pressed in my pocket surprisingly often, at least a half dozen times a year. The Panic button gets similarly pressed less often, but it still happens, and has on all three of cars of mine that had such buttons.
     
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    Most all of my pants have a "watch pocket".
    Perfect for a FOB; buttons never get pushed by accident.

    I have had two FOBs go through the wash and dry.
    Both survived.
     
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