Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Smoky Mountains - NC
How do I disable the theft alarm???
Bought a 2000 Cabrio for my wife. The factory anti-theft alarm goes off somewhere between 10 min and 2 hours after the car is locked and not tampered with by anybody. I would much rather just not have the alarm. My friendly used car guy doesn't know what to do. Is there a sensitiviy control somewhere? I heard that there are closed-circuit pins that close when the doors, hatches, hood are closed..could those contacts be dirty? Can I clean them. Is there a dealer out there that can help? None of the people from Knoxville to Atlanta have an idea of what to do. I should be able to not have an anti-theft alarm system if I don't want it..Can a dealer re-program it to be off by default?
The used car dude gave me a temprary "fix" Lock the car doors with the key. When the LED starts blinking by the locks on the door..turn the key slightly to the "left" until the blinking stops and the alarm system will be disabled..This works, but after several minutes the electric door locks unlock by themselves..Not much help really..Any ideas?