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Old 02-25-2004, 08:50 PM   #31
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Reconnect the battery, lock the car from outside with a key and see if the Security light comes on solid for 20 seconds after the car is closed up. (You can also press the inside Lock button as you get out, as long as the driver'* door is open at the time.)

If the Security light looks good, leave a window open as you do this, then after the Security light finally goes out, reach in from outside, unlock a door from the inside and open it. You should get a nice sound-and-light show when you do this. (Remember to let the Security light time out -- about 20 seconds or so -- before trying to open a door.) You can stop all the honking and flashing by turning on the ignition with your key.

If the above doesn't work for some reason, get back to us.
Andy, I have the stock security system, but is it supposed to go off if a window is broken? I thought it was only if a door was opened without a key or the trunk lock was damaged. So if someone broke a window it wouldn't go off, but if they reached in a opened the door after, it would go off. Or am I wrong? I hope I am actually.

Also, turning the ignition doesn't turn my alarm off. Only unlocking the door with the key turns it off. A body shop manager set mine off before when he was picking up my car for me, and it was still going off while he got in and drove the car to me.
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Old 02-25-2004, 10:20 PM   #32
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Andy, I have the stock security system, but is it supposed to go off if a window is broken? I thought it was only if a door was opened without a key or the trunk lock was damaged.
I think it'll trigger if they reach in and pop the hood, too. Anyhow...

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So if someone broke a window it wouldn't go off, but if they reached in a opened the door after, it would go off. Or am I wrong? I hope I am actually.
Breaking the window will not set off the alarm, but when they open the door, it'll go off. You kind of lost me here: why do you hope you're wrong about that?

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Also, turning the ignition doesn't turn my alarm off. Only unlocking the door with the key turns it off. A body shop manager set mine off before when he was picking up my car for me, and it was still going off while he got in and drove the car to me.
Hmmm... yeah, I got something wrong there, because I remember setting mine off by reaching in through an open window and starting the car with a key, back when I was testing something to do with my remote starter. So anyway, you just need to be sure you can arm the alarm when you want to, and it sounds like you can.
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:07 PM   #33
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Andy, I have the stock security system, but is it supposed to go off if a window is broken? I thought it was only if a door was opened without a key or the trunk lock was damaged.
I think it'll trigger if they reach in and pop the hood, too. Anyhow...

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So if someone broke a window it wouldn't go off, but if they reached in a opened the door after, it would go off. Or am I wrong? I hope I am actually.
Breaking the window will not set off the alarm, but when they open the door, it'll go off. You kind of lost me here: why do you hope you're wrong about that?

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Also, turning the ignition doesn't turn my alarm off. Only unlocking the door with the key turns it off. A body shop manager set mine off before when he was picking up my car for me, and it was still going off while he got in and drove the car to me.
Hmmm... yeah, I got something wrong there, because I remember setting mine off by reaching in through an open window and starting the car with a key, back when I was testing something to do with my remote starter. So anyway, you just need to be sure you can arm the alarm when you want to, and it sounds like you can.
I wished I was wrong just because I wish it did go off if someone broke a window. Would be nice, and possibly would scare them off before they were able to open the door and go inside and do more damage. But so far I've never had any vandalism or problems with people breaking in. I have nothing to steal anyway, besides the car itself. But I'm not afraid of that happeneing. Thanks Andy.
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Very sorry to hear about your car... that really sucks. I hope you nail the suckers *** to the wall for it.



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You might also want to get yourself a little 12-volt LED and install it somewhere as a visual deterrent. It doesn't have to be a genuine alarm, after all, just something to keep the bad guys guessing and help them move on to another car.
Very good idea right there....
I had a very nice security system installed on my 91, and I made sure to put in plenty of LEDs that were really visable. Where I used to work, we had to park our cars in an alley out back. Every single car out back had tried (or was) broken into at some point or another, except mine. They wouldn't touch it because of the LEDs. It'* a very effective theft deterant.... even if you don't have an alarm.
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Dood that sux!!! I was gonna kill people when crap happened to my car, but that wasn't even anything too bad. Get em for their life.

Smellbirds buddy with a Honda DX hatch (with B18c swap) looks completely stock, but has a HUGE blue LED in it. I wouldn't go near it. Lights up the whole damn car.
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Its time to get a new security system made by smith and weston, a lawn chair, and a case of beer!
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You don't mess with another man'* car, you just don't do it!

Its an unwritten rule because it doesn't need to be written! Friggin' common sense! Anyone who is caught breaking into a car should be given the car they broke into after they tear it to **** and have their license and insurance dropped, followed by cops coming up after 2 minutes to bash the burgler'* face into the steering wheel multiple times with only the sound of a consistance horn blow to bystanders walking by. Then the cops shoot the burgler'* right foot so he can't drive and walk away saying "Have a nice day!".
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Dude, breeeeeeathe.......
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I have heard that if a minor is caught vandalizing cars they get cant get their liscence for a while. have u ever heard of this kyle. i hope that it is true
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