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Re: Overly sensitive alarm?

Under "Remote Unlock Sequence," select "unlock all doors 1st press." Then a single press of the key fob unlock button will unlock all doors, as will touching the driver door handle or pushing the lock/unlock button on the tailgate.
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Re: Overly sensitive alarm?

Did a search for alarm and theres actually a lot of people with the same prob. Some replaced key fobs and that button on the rear hatch
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Re: Overly sensitive alarm?

Andrew, Ah! I thought I remembered seeing that somewhere, thanks!

12167jeep, interesting info. I'll play with it some more the next time I wash the car to see if I can narrow it down. Although, I think I was spraying down the driver door when it went off the first time, hmm...
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Re: Overly sensitive alarm?

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When I wash my car and my keys are in my pocket and I spray the doorhandle the doors will unlock. But no alarm. If I don't have my keys in my pocket nothing happens.
When I am washing mine, with my keys in my pocket, and I spray the door handles, the headlights and the turn signals on the outside rear view mirrors flash, but the alarm does not go off.
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Re: Overly sensitive alarm?

^^ X2 flashing lights while rinsing but no alarm ....
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When I am washing mine, with my keys in my pocket, and I spray the door handles, the headlights and the turn signals on the outside rear view mirrors flash, but the alarm does not go off.
X3. Was washing the GC today, and when I spray water on either the drivers or passengers door handles, the turn signal indicator on the corresponding side mirror will flash. Hmmm....wonder if this is tied in any way to my alarm going off in a rain storm a couple nights ago?
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X3. Was washing the GC today, and when I spray water on either the drivers or passengers door handles, the turn signal indicator on the corresponding side mirror will flash. Hmmm....wonder if this is tied in any way to my alarm going off in a rain storm a couple nights ago?
Yeah, after the alarm went off when I was washing my car and I ran inside to grab the keys, I noticed this behavior with the keys in my pocket too. Sounds like you had a similar rain storm alarm as me...
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Re: Overly sensitive alarm?

I wonder if we'll ever see a recall to address this?
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Re: Overly sensitive alarm?

The turn signals flashing when the handles get wet while you have the key fob near the vehicle is due to the doors unlocking. It has nothing to do with the alarm. The sensors on the front door handles use capacitive reactance to sense that they are being touched, it's not some kind of pressure sensitive switch. With the vehicle locked, walk up to the door with the key fob in your pocket and touch the door handle to unlock it, and you will see the turn signals flsh in exactly the same way.

By the way, unlocking the doors with the door handles while you have the key fob with you should not set off the alarm. It sounds like the alarm going off in the oiriginal post was due to water getting into somewhere that it wasn't supposed to.
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Re: Overly sensitive alarm?

Nouveau,

Should the alarm go off if the handle is touched and the key fob is not near by? Because I think that was essentially the condition that caused the alarm (well, instead of touching the handle, water was involved).

Regardless, if water can easily get somewhere that it shouldn't, that sounds like a problem as well...
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Re: Overly sensitive alarm?

Do you know for sure if it was water on the handle that caused it? If you're spraying the car with the hose while washing it, water could have been getting in to any of a number of different places where it might have caused a temporary short that could have caused the alarm to go off.

I was just pointing out that spraying the handle with water while you have the key fob with you might cause the sensors in the door handle to unlock the doors, and that the turn signals will flash, and that is an expected behavior. I don't think that there's any logic in the alarm system that would cause the alarm to go off simply by getting a signal from a door handle sensor.

Try touching the door handle as if you are attempting to unlock it when you don't have the key fob with you. The alarm should not go off.

I believe that the only thing that's supposed to set off the alarm is to unlock the door mechanically (either by pulling the old fashioned button up or by using a "slim jim" type of device that moves the same mechanism inside the door as the old fashioned button) and then open the door when the security system is active.
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