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VE Alarm Going Off!

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Benjamin123, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Benjamin123

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    Hi everyone,

    My 2008 VE OMEGA wagon's horn alarm randomly started going off during the day / night. I took it to 2 Auto-electricians, who couldn't explain it. I then took it to Holden, who said the alarm didn't go off (it was there for 2 weeks). But of course would go off when I took it home. Anybody heard of this before?
    Can I just disable the alarm somehow?

    Thank you!
     
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    All the door locks locking?
     
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    Key Fob battery OK?
     
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    Hi, yes they all lock. Alarm will go off wether they’re locked or unlocked. Thank you for the reply!
     
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    Hi,
    It was actually playing up just before it started to happen. I got it replaced, but of course the alarm still goes.
    Thank you!
     
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    You should have 2 keychain/fobs
    Have U tried the other one?
     
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    I only ever had the one.
     
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    Sticky key fob button?

    The remote has the red alarm button on it, is it possible it’s somehow making contact/short circuiting?

    What if you try locking the car then remove the key fob battery and see if it still goes off
     
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    Thank you. Would that red alarm button make it go off for around 30 seconds? Or just the once when you press it?
     
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    Hit the red button and hold for a couple of secs and you will get a horn beeping (good for finding lost car in carparks)
    Press again and it should go into alarm mode.
     
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    Thank you, I’ll check it out
     
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    Can't believe I didn't think of this. it started happening when the key was falling apart, and I was taking it to the beach every day. The key guy replaced the shell a couple of months ago but it kept happening. I'm taking it to him today, I'll let you know how I go.
     
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    I always thought that if you held in the panic button (red), it just went straight into alarm mode?
     
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    That's how mine works so I just assumed that they were all the same but obviously not.
     
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    My car is doing the same thing.. Was it the key that was the problem? Or what was the issue! I have no idea where to even look
     
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    I’ve got the same problem, the alarm keeps going off at completely random times. 1pm, 2am, 6am. Only just started happening out of the blue. Can anyone explain where the sensors are? I’ve got a feeling it’s my bonnet that’s the problem, but just can’t figure out where or how to sort it. Garage told me I might need a new ECU so walked away from that straight away.

    any help is much appreciated as It’s happening every night

    cheers
     
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    Hi, to elliminate the bonnet sw as a possible cause of the problem
    just remove it and put insulation tape
    around it so it can’t short to ground.
    Thats how it works. When you raise the bonnet the switch shorts to ground.
    Cheers.
     
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    Ok thanks I’ll try that!
     
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    Plug it in to a tech tool it should tell you which switch, how is the car battery, the bonnet be ok it be more like a door switch or boot switch.
     

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