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#944290 - 09/04/18 02:34 PM Auto Theft Gizmo
rfm3 Offline
The Duke of Dremeland aka The Sagely One
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/30/04
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Anyone understand these things?

I have a 2013 Chevy Equinox and of course has the key with chip and built in remote with the door lock/unlock, remote start, and the annoying alarm button that one can always manage to set off when in your pocket.

The "key" is one of those push the little silver button and the "key" pops out to put in ignition, or in the door to unlock.

Wife goes to take car...she puts the key thing in the door lock to unlock...

alarm goes off...and off...

and the dashboard says Theft Attempt! in all capital letters and exclamation point.

turn it off, and on and OK

so why would this of happened?

same darn key...I have one, she has one
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#944295 - 09/04/18 03:19 PM Re: Auto Theft Gizmo [Re: rfm3]
JasonB Offline
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Because the car is set to arm the alarm when it's locked, it needs to be disarmed when it's unlocked.

Unlocking with the physical key DOESN'T disarm the alarm, just unlocks the door. The alarm sees it as no different than reaching thru an open window and unlocking the door. Pressing the "unlock" button on the keyfob both unlocks the door and disarms the alarm.

We ran into this with our Subaru when the keyfob battery quit while on vacation. A quick hunt thru the manual showed a simple procedure to disable the alarm. We did that (car alarms are useless anyway....), and no longer have to deal with it.

J
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#944299 - 09/04/18 04:13 PM Re: Auto Theft Gizmo [Re: JasonB]
rfm3 Offline
The Duke of Dremeland aka The Sagely One
Carpal Tunnel

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Posts: 33700
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Thank you

as I tend to do, I tried my key...same result and then did the impossible...

Embarassedly I decided to get and read the manual and thus deduce that in fact the arming of said system might be the cause...

with some Sherlockian Holmes like testing of lock once and try...no alarm and then lock twice with a beep and alarm....

kind of like those mice in a maze, I might of learned....
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#944584 - 09/11/18 02:24 PM Re: Auto Theft Gizmo [Re: rfm3]
JasonB Offline
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I'll call you Algernon. laugh

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