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PostSubject: False Alarms   Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:53 am

Hi all. My Zafiras alarm has started to go off for no reason especially when its hot. Any ideas pls. Can I disable it without affecting the central locking? Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:56 am

it maybe going off because the car battery maybe on its way out mine used to do untill i changed mine.

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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:16 am

Thanks for the welcome! Do you mean the main car battery or the alarm battery back up?
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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:25 am

Hi seagull, i had the same problem, changed the battery back up and it kept doing it!! turned out it was bad connections on the main battery, gave them a clean and it sorted it!! good luck regards chris
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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:26 am

yeah the main battery bud just have play round first with the connections

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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:42 am

Thanks for the advice guys. I will first have a play with the battery connections and see what happens. Cheaper than buying a new car battery!! I will let you know what happens. Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:20 am

any time bud

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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:27 am

common prob is the battery back siren or bonnet sensor

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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:35 am

sometimes on very hot days mine would go off...but only on very hot days...also make sure that no spiders or flys are near the interior sensors..

if it happens again, try turn off the interior sensors (by holding in the two front light switches at same time ) and see if it goes off again..if so you might need new batteries in your sonic alarm..or a new alarm ..

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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:22 am

Another one is check the rear quarter windows and see if you have the alarm strip in them. These expand and contract causing false alarms and really easy to fix.

Open up the stowaway compartments in the boot and stuff your hand in there and feel up the corner of the window and pull off the connectors. Fit each connector to either side of a 20amp blade fuse and tape up with electrical insulation tape. Job done.

I did this to both my windows, took less than half an hour and stopped the false alarms.
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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:25 am

dreamvictim wrote:
Another one is check the rear quarter windows and see if you have the alarm strip in them. These expand and contract causing false alarms and really easy to fix.

Open up the stowaway compartments in the boot and stuff your hand in there and feel up the corner of the window and pull off the connectors. Fit each connector to either side of a 20amp blade fuse and tape up with electrical insulation tape. Job done.

I did this to both my windows, took less than half an hour and stopped the false alarms.

handy bit of info , must remember this..just in case..

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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:38 am

Yes Sterl

It's the first thing I would check when experiencing false alarms because it's so easy and cheap to do.

Shall I post up a how to do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:37 am

I was having the same issues only thing was mine was going off in the middle of the night waking the neighbours up so as you can imagine not too happy. Played with th connections and hey presto no more false alarms

Handy to know about the rear quartr glass too
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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:23 am

dreamvictim wrote:
Yes Sterl

It's the first thing I would check when experiencing false alarms because it's so easy and cheap to do.

Shall I post up a how to do you think?

yes by all means post up a how to... in the HOW TO section , i think it might help people sort a few alarm faults..

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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:58 am

Hi guys. Sorry have not been around for a while. Thanks for all the advice. Cleaned up the battery connections but no difference! Thing is it now goes off in any weather but only when driven! If I drive it, leave it unlocked for an hour or two and then lock it's ok. But if i lock straight after driving it goes off after about half an hour! Strange!
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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:48 am

it sounds like 1 of the sensor's are dodgy in side the car, it thinks there is something moving inside, but there isnt.

failing that a faulty earth on an alarm makes it go off.

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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:33 am

Hi. Thanks for all the advice. I think it was the back up battery as I have disconnected it and for about two weeks now have not had any false alarms! Hope not speaken to soon thou! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: False Alarms   Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:28 pm

but surely if you have disconnected the sonic alarm that why you cant hear it going off..

but you havent sorted the problem..a new sonic alarm fitted and coded to your car cost about £120 from vauxhall..if you cant replace the batteries yourself which is quite hard..there is a how to on another site somewhere..

but i would rather fork out £120 to have my car safe and alarm going off if nessesary than find my Zafs been stolen..

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