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Malfunctioning car alarm 98 honda accord

I have had my honda for 1 year i cant afford a mechanic look at my alarm. It just goes off randomly when it feels like it. no one is around not even animals. I dont have a remote. I have to physically unlock the car to stop the alarm. How can I disconnect the alarm. I just want to lock the car with no alarm. Sounds simply. Please help.

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  • danananana Nov 07, 2008

    It appears to be factory installed. On the drivers side door lock it has the stock security indicator that flashes when you lock the car.

  • danananana Nov 16, 2008

    In the clicker? You mean the keyless remote? I did not get one with the car when I bought it the guy said that the previous owner lost the remote. Good suggestion though Thx.

  • traian_anton Dec 28, 2008

    On my Honda Accord 2000, the alarm goes off intermittently. I noticed
    that it occurs much more often after using the car in heavy rain or in
    humid weather. I am assuming that a false "open door" or grounding signal is
    transmitted due to humidity. I checked the door and hood sensors, they
    work well and don't show any corrosion signs. Does anyone have any a
    clue on how to solve this problem?

    Thanks,

    Traian

  • TODD WILSON Jan 28, 2009

    How do disarm the alarm permanently?

  • TODD WILSON Jan 28, 2009

    HOW DO YOU DISARM ALARM SYSTEM PERMANANTLY?

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    i hear everything but the answer...how do u disconect the mutha fucka

  • Brian032472
    Brian032472 May 11, 2010

    Is the alarm a factory installed or after market ?

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For the system to arm, the ignition switch must be off and the key removed. Then, the multiplex control unit must receive signals that the doors, hood, and trunk lid are closed and locked. When everything is closed and locked, none of the control unit inputs are grounded.

The door switches, hood switch, trunk lid switch, door lock knob switches, and door lock cylinder switches are all open. Ten seconds after the doors are locked with the key or the lock knob, or immediately after locking the doors with the remote transmitter, the system arms.

If anything is opened or improperly unlocked after the system is armed, the control unit gets a ground signal from that switch, and the system is set off.

If one of the switches is misadjusted or there is a short in the system, the system will not arm. As long as the control unit continues to get a ground signal, it thinks the vehicle is not closed and locked and will not arm.

An alarm that sounds for no apparent reason may have been set off by a switch that is on the threshold of misadjustment. In this case, it may only take a significant change in outside temperature, the vibration of a passing truck, or someone bumping into the vehicle to make the alarm sound.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

  • airotero Nov 09, 2010

    My alarm went off randomly when it got cold outside. I locked the doors manually but before I did, I popped the hood so that the OEM anti-theft system wouldn't arm as instructed by Brian032472. I live in a gated community so we'll see how that works. Thank you Brian for the explanation!

  • airotero Nov 09, 2010

    My alarm went off in the middle of the night again! I left the hood popped (not closed all the way) and the little red light that normally blinks after the anti-theft is usually armed was not blinking. With that said, it still went off and I had to disconnect the battery again. My neighbors must hate my guts by now, HELP!!!!!

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Can anyone please help or have any ideas what might be wrong with my car alarm system. when i hit the remote to unlock or lock which it does work, the lights dont work when it armed or not.

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IVE GOT THE SAME CAR WITH THE IDENTICAL PROBLEM. I FOUND THAT ONE I REPLACED MY DRL MODULE BECAUSE IT WAS NOT WORKING AND MY HIGH BEAMS WERE ALSO NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY. THAT IT SUDDENLY STOPPED. NOT SURE IF IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE ACTUAL ISSUE BUT IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING.

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I had the same problem and its fine now
there was a recall contact your dealership all they did was put a peice of foam in the clicker because it was too sensitive

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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