I have a autopage 730 and my issue is everytime i remote start my car the alarm goes off for about 5secs then start
It sounds as if your alarm system is shorting out. It could be caused by a bald spot on the B+ (red) lead of your system's power lead or it may be the result of a strand or two of wire that has been left outside the terminal lug with which the wire is attached to the vehicle's electrical system. The stray wires, if they come in contact with your car's body, open a new path to charge your alarm system so that it will restart again and again. The only way to find if either of these conditions is true is via a close visual inspection of the terminal lug and wiring. You will have to detach the power and ground lugs for your alarm system so that the lugs are free and so that you can check the alarm's wiring loom. Look closely at the power lug, using a magnifier if you have to, to see if there are any stray wires. If you cannot find any stray wires, even under magnification, check for chafing on the power lead (red) by running your finger along the wire as far as you can. You will likely find at some point that the individual wires will run into a binder that may or may not be armored. Unless this binder or the loom or wires it contains has been damaged, it is unlikely you will find the short here. It is more likely that the power lead has chafed and is rubbing against your car's body and is shorting out, causing the condition you are indicating. To fix this, you can obtain fusing tape at your local hardware store. (Fusing tape is self-annealing tape that you wind around a wire to restore its insulating layer.) To use it, you remove a length and wrap it around the wire from the point where it exits a loom, if it does, all the way to the attachment lugs or molex plug (some systems use mating molex plugs to provide good attachment points that you can connect and disconnect, at times, for maintenance). It is also possible that one of the other wires in the alarm's power loom, wires that control energizing your car's door locks, trunk and the remote start system (if your car is equipped with one). If this doesn't solve the problem, you will have to trace the wires from their attachment point to your car's power system, usually at or near the battery, to the mating lugs, to find the troublesome short. This type of problem is also known as an intermittent and it takes time to find.
Aug 04, 2014 |