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Old 04-22-2008, 03:41 PM   #11
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Oh great...finding a bad ground is like a needle in a hay stack.
Don't know where to begin and definately don't want to pay $100/hour for the dealer to find it.
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SOB!! After synching the fob at work, no issues. When I got home, I took the k&n out to clean/re-oil, then when I was all done, I closed all doors/hood and armed alarm. I have 2 fobs (one sits in a drawer) so I took the battery out of the 2nd to see if that is the case. WIthin 10 minutes, the alarm was going off! Grrr! I un-armed and manually locked the doors as Wilren posted. Tomorrow night, I'll have to check the grounds in the tech-info sheet Wilren posted (too late tonight).
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This morning on my ride into work (1 hour), I heard the car chimes going off and on randomly. I looked at the information center and noticed the "hood open" sensor was going wacko (randomly coming on and off as if there were a loose connection). Maybe that'* where the short is? I'll check it out tonight.
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What do you mean you 'armed' the alarm? It'* a passive system.

I'm thinking we're not talking about a factory alarm here. And chasing down bad grounds isn't hard at all. I gave you the link already. It takes 5 minutes to check.
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Sorry. When I say "armed" I really mean using the factory fob "Lock" button, which locks the doors, triggers the horn and lights flash. Sorry for the confusion.
I'll check the bus connectors tonight and report back findings.
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Both sides are clean:

Drivers side:
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EDIT: I tried opening the hood, depressing the hood sensor a few times, then closed it. Still getting the random hood open signal. Seems like it'* only on acceleration. Any ideas what to check next?
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You've got a flaky hood sensor. replace it or by pass it until you can.
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I disconnected the hood sensor and found corosion and a missing pin (probably stuck in the lever). I'm still getting the flickering. I'll look into replacing the sensor, but if disconnecting it doesn't work, is that the problem?
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make sure your battery connections are tight. I forgot I had a problem with my aftermarket alarm going off for no reason that turned out to be a loose battery cable.
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Checked and tightened battery terminal. Didn't solve it.
I disconnected the hood sensor to see if that worked and it still would go off at random.
The connectors on the female end were corroded and one of the terminals (where the male pin goes inside of) was missing. I couldn't get the hood sensor off without breaking the plastic rivets. (man those things are a pain to get to, let alone take off!!).
I figured I need to replace the connector on the wire end, so I clipped the cables.
Still random hood open messages (bing, bing, bing - Annoying!)

If I connect the two wires (black and red w/black), will that bypass the plastic actuator?
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