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Car keeps arming when i have my door open

I un-arm the car and open my door, then with the door still open it re-arms itself. one time it re-armed itself and set off the alarm.... so far the techs @VW dunno why it's doing that. help.

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Techs finally discovered that the door latches inside were shorting out hence not reading that they were opened...so they replaced those.

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How do I reset the anti theft system on my Suzuki XL7? A new battery was installed and messed my system up


which one.
radio antitheft
car doors. (alarms) Content Theft Deterrent (CTD)
or immobilizer.
say what messed up means.?
the CDC system must be armed with the fob.
is that failing? I can not arm the system or it will not disarm. on my command?

my guess is arming. fails

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Exit the vehicle.
  3. Important: The system is not armed if the doors are locked manually. The keyless entry transmitter or the door lock switch must be used to arm the CTD system.
  4. With a vehicle door open, lock the doors by pressing the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter or by pressing the LOCK button on the door lock switch. The system will begin the arm sequence when all doors are closed. The CTD system transition to the arm delay state when the final door is closed. The security indicator will illuminate steady when in the arm delay state.
    If the keyless entry transmitter LOCK button is pressed after the vehicle doors have been closed, the system will transition directly to the arm delay state with the indicator on steady.
  5. The system will arm approximately 30 seconds from the time that the system has entered the arm delay state. When the security indicator transitions to flashing slowly, the system is armed.
    Alternately, if the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter is pressed a second time, the system will arm immediately, bypassing the 30 second delay.
if this fails try the Second fob.
if the 2nd fob fails, then pull the battery neg lug, for 5 minutes
and put it back.

the full system rules are in the book called, FSM
seen here, read it for who to diagnosis this problem if it continues
just 4 bucks to read all facts
https://suzukipitstopplus.com/Products/10182-2007-xl7-service-manual.aspx

the book also tells you all things messed up with battery pulls.

good luck.

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possible problem can be the door check .It is located between the two door hinges. I have repaired a few doors by replacing the door check. I would closely inspect it .

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  • Fun job eh? OK so this control arm sits on a ball joint that "Y" you pulled the bolt out of you need to take a small pry bar and open it a bit or it will bot come down.
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{: ) When armed, the content theft deterrent (CTD) system is designed to deter vehicle content theft by pulsing the horns and exterior lamps for approximately 30 seconds when an unauthorized vehicle entry is detected.

An unauthorized entry can be any of the following with the CTD system armed:
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If system arming has been requested by the power door lock switch or the keyless entry transmitter, it must be disarmed.
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• To disarm the CTD system in standby mode, perform one of the following: - Press the UNLOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter. - Insert a valid key into the ignition and switch to the ON position. • To disarm the CTD system in the armed mode (non-event) or when activated (during an alarm event): - Press the UNLOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter. - Insert a valid key into the ignition and switch to the ON position Locking the Vehicle Without Arming the CTD System Locking the vehicle may be accomplished without arming the content theft deterrent (CTD) system. Use of the manual door locks or using the key to lock the doors will lock the vehicle, but will not arm the CTD system.

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