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Old 03-23-2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default Security System - false alarm

I have the factory security system upgrade, and it has started going off at random times.

I'll lock the car with the remote, and then sometimes after a couple of hours it will just start going off. I'll shut it off, re arm it, and a couple of hours later it will go off again.

I didn't see anyone messing with the car, nothing broken etc.

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Old 03-23-2004, 11:50 AM   #2
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Replace it with an aftermarket security system. I had the upgrade also and my car was stolen, the "upgraded" security system is a joke.
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Old 03-23-2004, 08:35 PM   #3
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There is an adjustment for the sensitivity of the shock sensor, it may be set too high. You can access the module by removing the console by the e-brake, there is a small black tab covering the adjustment hole. Pop that off and you can make the adjustment with a small screwdriver, then put the tab back (or use electrical tape if the tab won't stick).
Also check your trunk switch to be sure it isn't flaky. You can look through the rear seat pass-through while someone wiggles the trunk lid and see if the trunk light comes on or flickers.
If it's neither of the above the alarm module may be defective.
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Old 04-12-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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hmm, i'm gonna have to check that out too... loud noises set mine off when nothing even touches it. It just now went off when a garbage truck drove by.
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Old 04-12-2004, 03:56 PM   #5
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yea.... adjust sensitivity
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:46 PM   #6
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which way do i need to adjust it to make it less sensitive? And how far should i go?
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:30 AM   #7
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bump...
I say the sensitivity issue is wrong. That is, unless cold sets it off.
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Old 12-16-2004, 07:15 PM   #8
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I had the same issue. The only solution to my problem was to replace the whole module with a new one. Then, everything was solved.

My problem with the security was more of an extreme case. The alarm would go off on its own even when the security system was not even armed. There were days when it didn't go off on its own. But there were other days and nights when it went off on its own.
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:30 PM   #9
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I had the same issue. The only solution to my problem was to replace the whole module with a new one. Then, everything was solved.

My problem with the security was more of an extreme case. The alarm would go off on its own even when the security system was not even armed. There were days when it didn't go off on its own. But there were other days and nights when it went off on its own.
Mine did the same thing.
Even unarmed.
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:29 AM   #10
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Ditch the annoying POS entirely and get Lojack. As far as what I have seen/read/heard the subaru upgraded security system (a.k.a. crap car alarm) really only makes jarring noises and is very simple for a car thief to disable. My 2004 WRX got stolen and the subaru system did not make a peep. Audible car alarms are antiquated and easily broken. As much as the random set offs get to you, I am sure that they get to the neighbors even more. The dealer can get you a good deal on Lojack... and to make things easy, Lojack comes to you, where ever is best for you, when ever is best for you.

And on a side note... if you get used to your alarm sounding off at random times you will begin to ignore it... and one of those times you ignore it your car will actually be driven off by a dickless car thief who heard your alarm and saw that you didn't notice.
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:01 AM   #11
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Ditch the annoying POS entirely and get Lojack. As far as what I have seen/read/heard the subaru upgraded security system (a.k.a. crap car alarm) really only makes jarring noises and is very simple for a car thief to disable. My 2004 WRX got stolen and the subaru system did not make a peep. Audible car alarms are antiquated and easily broken. As much as the random set offs get to you, I am sure that they get to the neighbors even more. The dealer can get you a good deal on Lojack... and to make things easy, Lojack comes to you, where ever is best for you, when ever is best for you.

And on a side note... if you get used to your alarm sounding off at random times you will begin to ignore it... and one of those times you ignore it your car will actually be driven off by a dickless car thief who heard your alarm and saw that you didn't notice.
You got me all wrong. I have already cut the horn off after the first few incidents. I could care less if I have an alarm (audible) or not. The only function I really like is the keyless entry. I am just wondering how I can disarm the damn thing alltogether.
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:16 AM   #12
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just push the little red button/light under your fog/cruise buttons. It will disable the alarm but your keyless will still work.

They call it 'valet mode' or something like that i think.

RTFM dude!
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Old 12-18-2004, 04:42 PM   #13
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Ok, got a new one. Ignition is turned to accessory, I hit the sprayer for my wipers and the alarm goes off.
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