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Alarm being a tad strange.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by NGP A3, Nov 11, 2011.

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    Hi there,

    Right basically my alarm is playing up and its driving me insane. If i unlock the car, get in and do whatever i.e drive about it is fine, when i get oput of the car and lock it the alarm starts to beep. If i then unlock it, open the passenger door and shut it and then relock the car, it doesnt go off, all is fine. I had it at a garage the other day and it wouldnt stop going off, they sprayed the bonet sensor with something and that stopped it for a while but it has started again. What i cant understand is how opening and closing the passenger door solves it. Also, if i do this without turning the car on it wont beep at all, no opening of the passenger door or anything??
    Can anyone help me as its driving me mad!!

    Thanks

    Nathan
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    scan the car for faults, that should tell you what is triggering the alarm
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    I need to find someone with a vag com to determine the problem. im thinkin it must be the passenger door, as opening and closing this and then locking doesnt cause the alarm to go off.
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    you could check for broken wires in the loom between the door and "A" pillar
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    My alarm was going off randomly a few weeks ago during the night.
    I did notice on the DIS while driving around that the car thought the bonnet was unlocked/open (flashing). Cut a long story short got a new bonnet sensor cable and now in peace :). Hope u get yours storted mate
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