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Which vehicle tracking GPS system will work for a stolen car taken to Mexico?

LoJack and Street Eagle don't allow for a car to be recovered in Mexico. OnStar is only available for GM cars. It looks like AMGoTrack GPS Long-Term Tracker is for Europe. Is there another auto ...
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2018 Ford Edge car alarm goes off 30 seconds after arming. Sometimes

What type of issue would cause the car alarm to go off 30 seconds after using the key fob to arm it? The car is a 2018 Ford Edge SE. Everything is stock. We had the dealership install add-on seat ...
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Alarm horn pulse too short for horn relay, horn sometimes doesn't blow

I just recently installed an aftermarket alarm on a 2002 ram 1500. The alarm is an Avital 3100lx. When testing the lock and unlock functions I noticed that sometimes the horn would not work when ...
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Car alarm not chirping

I have a Prestige APS25e car alarm in my car and recently I had a mechanic service the car. Now the car alarm is acting in a mediocre way, sometimes it would self arm, other times it wont. Sometimes ...
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Installing an external ignition kill switch on a 2015 VW Golf?

I'd like to install an ignition switch on a 2015 VW Golf. Something hidden, but near the front of the car .. maybe on the top of the wheel well. Nothing under the steering column or inside the car. ...
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Electric welding on modern car, what to disconnect?

Presently I have a BMW E60 530d which failed it's annual inspection due to corrosion around the rear jacking point (which is near the rear subframe mounting point). Typically ahead of welding (MIG or ...
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Disabling or removing alarm from '98 Lexus ES300?

I have a '98 Lexus ES300, and if I try to open any door when the car is locked, the alarm will be activated. What I do is when the alarm starts blaring is that I get in the car and turn the ignition, ...
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How to program doors to automatically lock at certain time?

We have had a rash of break-ins and thefts from our neighborhood vehicles, and of course -- it did not matter until I became a victim. Apparently, thieves come along late at night, check your door ...
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2004 suzuki sv650s alarm connector

I've recently removed a datatool system 3 alarm and traced all the wires back. From looking at the Haynes book i appear to be missing 'Alarm connector' Can anyone explain what this is and what it ...
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Honda Accord 97 won't start without fob button but I lost my fob

I have an old honda accord that does not start without pressing a button from a makeshift fob. This red light blinks and the emergency lights until i press the fobbutton and then it starts. I just ...
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2018 Dodge Journey Alarm System

I recently bought a new vehicle and had an audio shop put an alarm system and a remote start in the vehicle. Everything seems to be working just fine, except for an annoyance with the remote start ...
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Central locking doesn't work, alarm goes off when getting into car, won't start

I have a Renaultsport Clio 182 which has been off the road for a while and the battery drained very low When I tried to get into the car to start it, it would not start and the alarm went off. I also ...
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VW Polo Classic: alarm issues

Consider a well maintained VW Polo Classic manufactured in 1999. Then, suddenly, the following events happened almost immediately one after the other: a loud cracking from the front passenger power-...
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Alarm System in 2008 HHR Keeps Alarming After Battery Test

I have an 2008 HHR and after a battery test by machine, my alarm system continued to go off all through the night. Does the battery cables or tester have anything to do with the alarm system? Seven ...
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Which Directed Electronics Module is This?

Isn’t water a wonderful thing? My '76 Corvette had a water leak in the windshield and the rain obliterated a module that was installed under the dash. I bought and installed it around 2012 or 2013. ...
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Security system activates intermittently on 2007 Montego

This is a 2007 Mercury Montego. The car starts but at any time the security light (padlock) comes on and either stalls engine or makes it hesitate, then it will restart or keep running after ...
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Issue with Tailgate Alarm on 2014 Ford Escape

I can’t get the tailgate alarm to go off on 2014 Ford Escape. Is there a way to bypass switch? Here is a picture of inside latch of two pieces that were epoxied together at one time but was apart when ...
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Vauxhall/Opel/GM Vivaro 'Alarm Pre-installation Kit'?

My mate, upon having just obtained a Vivaro 1.6 CDTI, read something in the manual and I'm curious as to what the 'Alarm Pre-Installation Kit' is. I've never heard of anything like this, and looking ...
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2003 tiburon alarm disengage

Car will not start on key. I can jump start and cross the starter. Seems the burglar alarm is set but no horn. I have never used alarm and seldom or never remove the key. Power to the switch but not ...
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Honda Accord 2010: Why does my alarm go off every time i open the door and my door controls don't work?

I just had some body work done on the car, and because they had to take out one of the headlights, I had to enter a code to get control of the radio and cd player again. Everything else was just fine ...
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Can the OBD port be used to disable the car alarm?

My car alarm (2007 Mercury Mariner) has been going off uncontrollably at all hours and my neighbors are furious. I cannot afford to take it to the dealer, who wants hundreds of dollars to even look at ...
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Volvo S40: Identify cause of alarm triggering

2005 Volvo S40 with about 100k kms. Every once in a while, usually after I've just parked the car, exited, and locked it, the alarm will go off. I understand there is a common issue with these ...
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Toyota Corolla alarm system problems

I just bought a Toyota Corolla 2013 Special Edition last week. Just after a few days, suddenly once I entered the key, turned and I was going to start the engine, everything started blinking, the ...
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Alarming sound for indicator symbols on the instrument cluster on Hyundai i30

So, I recently bought a Hyundai i30 2014 model, the car works flawlessly except that I don't hear an Alarming sound for indicator symbols on the instrument cluster. For instance Alarm to pull down the ...
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Why is a modem triggering car alarm?

Alarm in an older car (2005 Volvo V70) goes off almost every time a mobile modem and WiFi hotspot is left in it (Huawei Mobile WiFi E5377). This happens even if: the modem is switched off the ...
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Wiring a switch in horn line for on/off operation

I have an '06 Ford Escape with a faulty door jamb (somewhere out of 4) that causes the alarm to go off at inopportune times, especially in the summer. I've learned it's an expensive and time ...
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My KARR alarm gets disarmed by someone else's remote(s) occasionally

KARR is the de-facto supported alarm system for Toyotas. I have one as well (2007 Toyota Yaris), but I stopped using it for the last 5-6 years because someone else's remote in the garage disarmed it. ...
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How to setup an emergency brake warning system?

I had the unfortunate experience of leaving my car parked in D gear with the emergency brake (aka hand brake) off. It rolled downhill and sustained some damage. Seems like the mechanism to stop me ...
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My seat belt alarm/sounder no longer functions - 2004 Carolla

My 2004 Carolla seat belt alarm/sounder no longer sounds, but seat belt light on dash works fine (goes off when seat belt inserted). Where is the sound/alarm located ? This problem started after ...
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My '06 Nissan 350z (UK) alarm goes off when battery connected

I've had my 350z in storage with the battery disconnected. Whenever I reconnect the battery the alarm goes off immediately and I can't disable it with either key fob (I have 2). Both key fobs have new ...
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Add sensors to stock car alarm

My sister had her car broken into last month and discovered her car's stock alarm from the dealer didn't have anything to detect broken glass. The door was never opened and thus the alarm never ...
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Renault Master - locking and locking barrel issues

Sorry if this has been covered before... I can't quite find an answer to my central locking issues. Since I bought a Renault Master from 2003, I have been having issues with the locks. To start ...
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2016 Toyota Camry Automatic Alarm Lock

If you do not lock the 2016 Toyota Camry with the key, it does not turn on the alarm system. Why does it not turn on automatically? Can I set it up so it will turn on automatically?
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Car Security System Problem

I have problems with the security system of my car. If I press the LOCK button in the key fob, there were sound indicators but the door locks are still unlocked. When I tried to open the door, the ...
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Honda Odyssey alarm goes off randomly

I have a 2002 Honda Odyssey that has recently developed an annoying habit of having its alarm go off unnecessarily. There is no discernable pattern for when the alarm goes off - it has happened in ...
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Can heat plus vibrations from passing cars cause a car alarm to go off?

When I came home today around 2pm, the alarm was going off on my 2000 Honda Civic. I turned the alarm off and after a few minutes it went off again. this happened a few more times, till I decided to ...
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I hate thieves - Ideas on DIY deterrents

My girlfriends car, along with another one in the same parking lot were broken into last night. They took her radio surprisingly without damaging the dash. From the neighbor's car they stole ID's and ...
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How can I connect the flashing light circuit from an alarm into the main vehicle lighting on a Toyota Hiace van?

I have installed a Uniden VX2600 car alarm into my 1993 toyota hiace super custom. The only thing left is to connect the parklight wires from the alarm to the actual vehicle parklights or indicators. ...
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VW Golf electrics problem with door closed

I have a VW Golf 1.9 TDi 55 plate MK VI. When the door is CLOSED (with the ignition on) : The mirrors do not adjust, the windows do not open, the fuel flap does not open and the child door lock does ...
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(2003 Mercedes SLK230 Kompressor) Disarm the Alarm without Key Fob

I'm writing because my key fob stopped working, this is distressing because the last time my fob stopped working and I opened my door with my key alone, the alarm went off. The entire time this last ...
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04 Pontiac grand Prix fail [closed]

So I bought my car, 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and 30 minute it started to over heat. The dealership had no water or transmission fluid so I put both. All of a sudden I turn the car to start makes a ...
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Disable the alarm on a 2001 Audi A6

I want to disable the alarm on a 2001 Audi A6 because its goes off arbitrarily, a lot. I want to disable the entire alarm. not just the internal movement sensor, How can I do this?
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Old immobiliser playing up, won't add new transponders

Is it possible that an immobilizer has malfunctioned to the point where the adding-new-fobs process doesn't work, but the actual immobilizer is still working? Or is it more likely I'm doing something ...
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Where is the alarm siren located in a Ford Ka 2010?

I have a Ford Ka 2010 and the alarm siren stopped sounding. The problem doesn't look related to the alarm central unit. The lights still flash and you can hear the relay clicking sound coming from ...
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Opel corsa's horn alarms when car is locked

My Opel Corsa's horn keeps honking when I lock the car the same way it is supposed to if a window were to be left open, but it does this even when no window is left open. The one thing that could ...
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Parking brake alarm will not stop

My husband's 1999 ML430 is on its last legs, and we're trying to sink as little money into it as possible and just get him a better car soon. However, this week, the parking brake alarm won't stop ...
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Honda Civic 2012 the car wouldnot open with clicker or with master key [closed]

After coming from vacation (11 days) my Honda would not open with key had to call CAA they open the door and gave a boost I am driving but the alarm light does not flush what my next step should be
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How to disable the seat belt alarm on a 2011 Tacoma?

I do a lot of slow driving with multiple stops on trails and farm roads and the seat belt alarm becomes very annoying. I attempted the following steps to disable the beeping, but they didn't work. I ...
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Series of troubling electrical problems in my '07 Mazda 3. Any ideas?

I'm having a series of what I will call electrical problems with my Mazda 3. I'm not sure if they are interrelated and wanted to get some advice or ideas from you guys. Apologies in advance for the ...
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What to do when the wireless key fob battery dies on a 2005 Hyundai Elantra

I have a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. This morning the battery on my wireless key fob died, so I'm unable to use it to unlock the car. From past experience, I know that unlocking the car using the physical ...