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Old 09-14-2013, 09:20 PM
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Car alarm has a mind of its own

Just woke up to my 14 GC laredo's car alarm going off for no reason in the driveway. I pressed unlock, lock about 50 times and nothing happened. I ran to the car and started it and it was still going off. Turned it off went inside tried pressing the unlock, lock another 20 times then while im walking to the car to pull the battery apart so i wouldnt piss off my neighbors it just stops. I then lock the car and go inside. Is this some electronics glitch? Or did i just sit on the panic button. thats the one button i didbt push while trying to turn it off. I would rather voice my stupidity here than sound like an idiot at the dealer.
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I tend to hit the panic button inadvertently in my pocket quite often. I wish I could turn the feature off. It isn't recessed like other fobs I've had. Surprised, though, that it went off while you were sleeping unless you were sleeping with the fob!
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Just woke up to my 14 GC laredo's car alarm going off for no reason in the driveway.... Is this some electronics glitch? Or did i just sit on the panic button. thats the one button i didbt push while trying to turn it off. I would rather voice my stupidity here than sound like an idiot at the dealer.
Yeah, you hit the panic button. You have to hit the panic button a second time to make it stop. I hate that they didn't recess the panic button. I used to set off the panic mode on my Murano every so often, but nowhere near as much as the Jeep.

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Re: Car alarm has a mind of its own

Hah. I used to have the same problem in the early nineties with my '87 4Runner with an Alpine alarm. The only reason i had the alarm was because the stereo i had installed in it. Turned out I had the sensitivity too high and it would go off due to the heat build up in the car. I turned turned down the sensitivity and it stopped. Weird.
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Re: Car alarm has a mind of its own

If it didn't go off when you started it, it was caused by hitting the panic button. I've never had an issue doing that until I got the jeep. Like someone else said, every other car I've had the buttons been smaller and recessed. In just more careful now and take the keys out of my pocket right when I get home.
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Re: Car alarm has a mind of its own

Haven't had this problem with my JGC, but I seem to set off the panic alarm every time I put the key to my wife's Compass into my pocket.
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Re: Car alarm has a mind of its own

I may have left the fob in my pocket. Anyway i tried again this morning pressing the panic button and then panic again and it turned off right away. The button really should be recessed. Maybe my thick paracord strap accidentally hit the panic.
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