Question about Acura Vigor
This it's a common problem with the factory alarm; is there a fuse for it? Do you have the manual for the vehicle?
If you disconnect the negative (black) battery cable for 20 minutes that should clear out the car's computer (make sure you have the radio code handy for restart if it's the factory radio - Check NOTE 2 to the end post).
This information from factory alarm disarm in the 94 Vigor:
Factory Alarm Disarm green/black - lrg harness left of fuse box
Find this wire, and ground it permanently. This should disable the factory alarm. Pay attention to all other features of the vehicle, like domelight, etc. If the dome light stays on when you ground this wire, you will have to hook it through a switch, then flip the switch when you need to disarm the alarm. I would think that your driver's door key cylinder needs to be replaced. In that cylinder is a switch that sends ground to the wire listed. The switch is probably going bad.
The probable cause is a bad door lock actuator switch. The switch contacts become oxidized and they block the “unlocked door” signal to the security system control unit. The fix is to replace the switches (and their retaining clips). The switches are attached to the door lock actuator inside each front door.
We've also found that the connectors between the door actuator and the security control unit develop corrosion over time, causing a bad connection. Cleaning these connectors will enable a good contact between the door actuator and the alarm computer. The December 02 Timely Topics article will show you how to fix this.
NOTE 1: An aftermarket security system will NOT fix this problem if it uses the existing switches to determine whether a door is unlocked.
I didn't get the stereo anti-theft code from the previous owner. What can I do? If you have the serial number, your Acura dealership can get the code for you. You'll have to remove the stereo to get the serial number. Your dealership will also be more than happy to remove it for you (at prevailing labor rates) and re-set the stereo.
Hope this help to solve it.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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