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Panic alarm going off intermittently

1997 Ford F150, 5.4 engine 2-wheel drive truck's panic alarm going off without anyone near vehicle. Want alarm but don't need the thing going off like that all the time. Please help!!!!

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  • yoohoo979 Dec 23, 2008

    Ours is not an "after market" alarm. Thanks anyway, for your solution. Maybe someone else has an answer to this crazy problem.

  • emagine420 Mar 31, 2009

    My panic alarm randomly goes off, when no one is around truck and alarm isn't set. This is the factory alarm system, no an after market system.

  • mverm Apr 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 1997 with a factory theft system. It was also a wet night with rain and fog. It was obviously the panic because after it went off the first time I unlocked the truck to disengage the theft system. Subsequently it went off three more times about an hour apart.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    alarm is going off and it will not start

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    random panic alarm

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I had the same problem on my 1997 F-150. It was an Aftermarket Alarm. (Varmit) The problem is that the Mercury switch is failing inside the alarm box, underdash. Lightning will set it off. The Fix;
Take the truck to an any aftermarket alarm seller and replace only
"THE BOX". No other parts need replacement. Don't let them sell you anything else. Should be approx. $100.00 at the most.

Bill D.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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