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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Dean 355, May 3, 2005.

  1. Dean 355

    Dean 355 Karting

    Mar 22, 2005
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    If the alarm on my 355 keeps going off at all hours my neighbours are going to stop talking to me! Any ideas what it could be. There seems to be no particular pattern to it going off.

    TIA
     
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  3. jeffQV

    jeffQV F1 Rookie

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    dont know what sort it is but I guess get it checked out at a specialist? Sounds like (sorry about the pun) its too sensitive or a sensor has malfunctioned?
     
  4. F308 MAN

    F308 MAN F1 Rookie

    Jan 19, 2004
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    tea leaves could be setting off the alarm on a regular basis ... eventually nobody will take notice, and the tea bags will have driven off in your pride and joy.
     
  5. F328GTS

    F328GTS Formula 3

    Apr 27, 2004
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    Is it a spider? (an insect inside the car I mean, not the car itself) :D
     
  6. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    yes mate, its more than likely to be the alarm siren, it has rechargable batteries in it, what year is the 355?
     
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  8. Dean 355

    Dean 355 Karting

    Mar 22, 2005
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    The car is a 98 and the alarm is the factory fit one. Hopefully it is just the batteries.

    As for anyone taking notice of the alarm, why would they, no one ever does. An alarm is just something you need to get insured.
     
  9. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    if the car has a simens trackback fitted , is that causing probs too, if not it may soon, the siren is very easy to fit, i have just had one fitted and watched it get done, they are £197 + vat tho
     
  10. Dean 355

    Dean 355 Karting

    Mar 22, 2005
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    The car does have the trackback system on. Do you mean that the trackback may be the cause of the false alarms or that it may give other problems (not sure though what other problems it could cause).

    The trackback has only recently been reactivated and I was wondering how I would know if it was working ok or not.
     
  11. stevep

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    what happened with mine was the batteries died in the siren, this in turn caused an incomplete circuit (the batteries complete the electrical circuit). This in turn causes the tracker and imobiliser to stop working together. My car would start no problems and drive, but the tracker company would keep ringing me asking if the car was ok. The siren completes the chain between the immobiliser and the tracker. So if the sirens dead, the tracker firm will still have visibility of yer car its just a pin in the arse when they keep ringing you. On the 355's before the siren's batteries died, the alarm would go off randomly. On my 360 the siren would beep 4 times when i opened the car door after unlocking it, hope this helps
     
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  13. Dean 355

    Dean 355 Karting

    Mar 22, 2005
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    Thanks Steve, hopefully it is just batteries then. Guess my warranty wont cover that!
     
  14. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    you will have to replace siren mate, its a non serviceable unit, some yanks have replaced batteries on modern forum but dont know how they get on. I have been told they dont last
     
  15. Dean 355

    Dean 355 Karting

    Mar 22, 2005
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    Fair enough Steve.

    Even though I have only had the car a week or so, I wasn't going to bother going back to the main dealer as I thought the problem wouldn't be covered under warranty. However, I spoke to KHPC today who think I should pursue the matter with them so I will be making a call in the morning.
     
  16. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    let me know how you get on and what they think the problem is
     

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