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    Why oh why does my alarm keep going off?

    Hi guys,

    The stupid alarm keeps going off, I have search the forum for reasons what it could be, but am unsure.

    I do not get the 3 beeps from the rear of the car when i start it up

    Both the little lights on the doors light up and flash when i arm the alarm

    Any ideas?

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    Does your red warning triangle light stop on?



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    once i have locked it, the light stays on yes. Is that a bad thing?

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    I think they all stay on for a small amount of time, it does on mine and did on my last one, but it does go off eventually but I'm not sure after how long.
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    check one of your windows is not slipping down slightly as the alarm acts on pressure iirc that could be the plastic clips on the bottom of the glass broke or motor or cable,the alarm is truely pony

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    I will check the windows in a second when i go out but im sure they are ok.

    What a stupid idea the alarm is.

    Can i lock the car without arming the alarm?

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    red warning triangle stays on for about 60 sec in this time the alarm is not fully armed tillit goes off id start by turning off your sensors by the button
    in the drivers door to see if its them if so then some thing in side the car is setting it off there is a number of things do you have any one near you with vag-com mate
    this would be the best way to find out.

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    As per simon2004 - VAG-COM scan will indicate what sensor is setting your alarm off.
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    Cheers for your help guys.

    I have tried disarming the sensors on the door – no luck

    i have vag com, i will do a scan in the next hour and post it up.

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    but is there anyway i can lock it wihtout the alarm going off?

    im going out for dinner and the last thing i wanna hear while eating my meal is that bloody thing going off! its driving me mad!

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    i dont think you can mate as far as i no evan when locked by key it sets

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    Piece of crap!

    Even in my old golf i could just lock it and disarm the alarm by pressing the lock button twice, tried it today and no luck.

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    The hazard light should stay illuminated for about 30 secs from memory.

    The three beeps in the rear quarter panel is the alarm siren battery running low, are you aware of this and how to fix it? It will cause erratic alarm sirens I think.
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    i think you should be called james

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    Ha I'm not sure about that, no pressure then......
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    mate come on you save most of us at some point so jim will fix it is now james will hehehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Cronin View Post
    Cheers for your help guys.

    I have tried disarming the sensors on the door no luck

    i have vag com, i will do a scan in the next hour and post it up.

    Hi there, i had a very similiar problem a little while ago (which drove me feckin mental) so i bit the the bullet and removed the alarm (with detailed help from the guys on here) when i opened it up the batteries had leaked causing it to short out, sadly it was corroded so bad it was beyond saving but im sure if caught it in time you could fix this yourself if not its about 250 from audi. Hope this helps.

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    250 quid ! the alarm is a joke get a viper for 400 with sensors and pager.
    Last edited by voorhees; 8th May 2010 at 22:12.

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    You can replace the batteries in the siren reasonable easily. Or wire in a new battery pack which is what I think Woorlord did.
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    just to reiterate James
    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Cronin View Post
    I do not get the 3 beeps from the rear of the car when i start it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    250 qud ! the alarm is a joke get a viper for 400 with sensors and pager.
    The OEM siren unit is around 100 and part number 8L0 951 605 A

    However, you can do a DIY fix on the siren unit to replace the batteries for a fraction of the price of a new one........
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    the alarm couldn't wake you if you had it as a pillow but if your fix works woorlord then thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Cronin View Post
    I do not get the 3 beeps from the rear of the car when i start it up
    Definitely back-up batteries are gone if you get the start-up beeps.
    (Sorry missed this in your original post.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    just to reiterate James
    Ah sorry Jas - i misread that as "I do" lol - as did Woorlord by the looks of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    You can replace the batteries in the siren reasonable easily. Or wire in a new battery pack which is what I think Woorlord did.
    Hi there, i tried to fix it myself i got all the parts for the repair but the battery acid fried the board so much it was never gunna work. Sorry it was 250 fitted at audi but i was never going to pay the theiving feckers that

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    Ah sorry Jas - i misread that as "I do" lol - as did Woorlord by the looks of it!

    I'll get my coat

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    right guys, just done a scan and there are loads and loads of fault codes!!!!!!!!

    Can anyone give me a full break down of what they mean?

    VCDS-Lite Version: Release 1.0
    Sunday, 09 May 2010, 08:56:26:38823


    Chassis Type: 8H - Audi Cabrio B6/B7
    Scan: 01,02,03,08,09,0F,11,15,16,17,18,26,36,37,45,46,55 ,56,57,63,65,67,73,75,76,77

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 01: Engine Labels: 06C-909-559-ASN.LBL
    Controller: 8E0 909 559 H
    Component: 3.0L V6/5V 0003
    Coding: 0011584
    Shop #: WSC 00672
    1 Fault Found:
    19497 - Powertrain Databus: Implausible Engine Temp. Message from Inst. Panel
    P3041 - 004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
    Readiness: 0000 0000


    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 08: Auto HVAC Labels: 8E0-820-043.LBL
    Controller: 8E0 820 043 L
    Component: A4 Klimaautomat 1116
    Coding: 00100
    Shop #: WSC 00672
    2 Faults Found:
    00735 - Potentiometer in Positioning Motor for Air recirculation Flap (G143)
    30-10 - Open or Short to Plus - Intermittent
    01794 - Control Module - Incorrect Chassis (VIN) Number
    35-00 - -

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 09: Cent. Elect. Labels: 8E0-907-279-8E2.LBL
    Controller: 8E0 907 279 E
    Component: int. Lastmodul RDW 0305
    Coding: 00001
    Shop #: WSC 00000
    1 Fault Found:
    00985 - Right Tail Light (M2)
    57-00 - Electric Circuit Failure

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 15: Airbags Labels: 8H0-959-655-84.LBL
    Controller: 8H0 959 655 B
    Component: Airbag 8.4EC 1015
    Coding: 0011104
    Shop #: WSC 00672
    2 Faults Found:
    00474 - Control Module for Immobilizer
    004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent
    01794 - Control Module - Incorrect Chassis (VIN) Number
    000 - - - Intermittent

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 17: Instruments Labels: 8E0-920-9xx-8E2.LBL
    Controller: 8H0 920 980 F
    Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRS. RB4 D15
    Coding: 00401
    Shop #: WSC 00001
    18534 AUZ6Z0B0312364
    2 Faults Found:
    01039 - Coolant Temperature Sensor (G2)
    30-10 - Open or Short to Plus - Intermittent
    01176 - Key
    07-10 - Signal too Low - Intermittent

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 45: Inter. Monitor Labels: 8E0-951-177.LBL
    Controller: 8H0 951 178
    Component: Innenraumueberw. 0211
    Coding: 00001
    Shop #: WSC 00000
    4 Faults Found:
    01350 - Alarm via Theft Warning System; Rear
    43-00 - Closed
    01350 - Alarm via Theft Warning System; Rear
    81-00 - Open
    01349 - Alarm via Theft Warning System; Front
    43-00 - Closed
    01838 - Transceiver Module 2 for Interior Monitoring (G305)
    27-10 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 46: Central Conv. Labels: 8E0-959-433-MAX.LBL
    Controller: 8H0 959 433 D
    Component: Komfortgert T3B 1210
    Coding: 06795
    Shop #: WSC 00672
    3 Faults Found:
    01616 - Signal Wire to Interior Monitor
    49-10 - No Communications - Intermittent
    01370 - Alarm triggered by Interior Monitoring
    35-00 - -
    01331 - Door Control Module; Driver Side (J386)
    80-10 - Single-Wire Operation - Intermittent

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Address 56: Radio Labels: Redir Fail!
    Controller: 8E0 035 192 B
    Component: Radio BNO 0001
    Coding: 00207
    Shop #: WSC 00081
    1 Fault Found:
    00856 - Radio Antenn
    44-10 - Short Circuit - Intermittent


    End --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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    look here all the codes are here also now you have saved the codes scan it again and clear them then scan again as some of them are old ones that have not been cleard i think
    http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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    it might be worth checking in the battery tray to see if thats flooded, as i know on the passats that when this floods it causes the alarm to play up

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    can i clear codes with the VCDS lite?

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    yep when it shows you the code there is a button to save it and one to clear says clear codes i think lol
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    Right, i have cleared all the codes and im waiting to see what comes back. I also reduced the interior monitor sensitivity to 50% and the alarm has not gone off again.

    Im hoping this is a quick fix.

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    did you reduce it with vag ?

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    yeah, cannot remember where, I think it was in interior monitor?

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    so much to learn about vag

 

 

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