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Old 02-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Faulty Car Alarm...help please!

Okay so heres the situation..when I open my car door my car alarm goes off and keeps going for around 20 seconds and then turns off but only if all car doors are shut. I have an aftermarket alarm installed in the car, called Audiovox Prestige. When I unlock the car, it chirps 2 times and when I lock it, it chirps once. This is the second time this has happened, heres an explanation of the first.
-So the first time, I was at my friends house. My battery had been acting up besides this, dying if I didnt drive it a full day or if it was relatively chilly out. So I go to unlock my car and it chirps 4 times which I immediately found odd. Opened my door, chirped and then the alarm started going off. Only thing was it wasnt the aftermarket alarm like (weeooweeoo) it sounded like the horn kept going off. Anyway after 2 times of not understanding anything I opened the door and sat inside the car until the alarm stopped going, then started it and drove home, took out the battery and bought a new one. Its been a month since the new battery and everything has been flowing very smoothly.
-So the second time which was this morning I go to unlock my car, and I hear it chirp 4 times. I instantly realize the alarm will go off once I open the door but I do it anyway cause well..I had to know for sure. Just as I thought, chirped and the alarm started going off so I just went back inside. Fast forward to later tonight I went out after reading the manual for the aftermarket alarm and tried the same thing as last time, waited for the alarm to stop and then turn the car on only this time it didnt work. I tried this three times, but everytime the alarm stopped and I went to turn the car on it started again. Mind you, when I say alarm i'm referring to the horn sounding alarm.
Anyway, I have no idea what to do because I cant even drive my car anywhere to a shop or subaru dealership. Has this happened to anyone, or know anyone who this has happened to?
I would really appreciate any assistance, thanks to anyone who actually took the time to read this!
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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I hate aftermarket alarm problems... Are you able to contact the person that did the install?
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:57 AM   #3
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I hate aftermarket alarm problems... Are you able to contact the person that did the install?
See thats the thing, I dont think it is a problem with the aftermarket alarm because while the sound goes off I can lock and unlock the car..plus it isnt the same alarm that the aftermarket makes. There may be something wrong with the stock alarm cause again, it doesnt make an alarm sound but more sounds like the horn of the car repeatedly going off!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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Remove/disconnect the aftermarket alarm. If the car behaves normally, well, I think you've identified the issue.

I'm with DSRX2005 on this one. Aftermarket alarms - ugh.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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Hate to say it, but regardless of whether the aftermarket alarm horn or the factory stock horn sounds under an alarm situation, it's most likely the aftermarket alarm when it tapped into the stock system.

after market stuff you never know. Take SpamBot's advice (ugh, I feel dirty saying that) and disconnect the aftermarket system and see if you can duplicate the issue. Just start narrowing down possible causes until you find the right one.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #7
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Allright thanks alot for the input i'll have to try that, i'll keep this posted if the problem continues.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
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Any other suggestions?? Any help would be awesome, idk how to uninstall the aftermarket and its not like I can drive to a shop to get it removed cause the car wont turn on and alarm will start going off so i'm kinda in a dilemma.
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