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Wannabe Geek

# 70016 16-Oct-2010 16:13
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I had a avs 5 star installed about 18mths ago and have had some problems.
It has gotten worse over the last few months.

The alarm used to go off for no reason at all. (every night, thought it had something to do with the temperature)
Now it is always immobilized. If the led isnt displaying the immobilized function, the alarm is going off. 
I have tried disconnecting it from the battery and it used to help sometimes. Now when i connect it back up it just goes off again.
The connection to the battery is fine, have checked it multiple times.
Is it possible the alarm is trying to tell me something like the internal battery is going flat.
I have the alarm bit turned off most of the time so if it desides to go off it doesnt make a racket. The strange thing is, when it goes off by its self... the horn (which is normally connected and goes off with the alarm when its working properly) will not be sounding
When i turned the alarm back on today it was going "blep....blep.....blep.....blep" and that was when it wasnt going off (by not going off i mean the hazard lights are rigged to go off as well and always do, they were not going off)

any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  # 392630 16-Oct-2010 16:21
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Bets bet would be to talk to the company who installed the alarm for you.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 392631 16-Oct-2010 16:24
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yea they have gone out of business, and fault finding with an auto sparky is very exepncive


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Wannabe Geek

  # 392641 16-Oct-2010 17:05
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yea could do that, but i would like to have a go at it myself.... if anyone can point me in the right direction

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Master Geek

# 392780 17-Oct-2010 10:15
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It's not a good idear to start playing with your alarm because if you touch the wrong wire you can cause damage to your vehicle's eletrical system. So even though an auto sparky will cost you in the short term it will save you money in the long term.

Anyway i would say the first steps would be to check the door triggers you know the little buttons that get pushed in when you close the doors. Make sure they are nice secure when you close all the doors. I had a problem with my car and it turns out it's was my window in my back door wasn't lined up properly so it was causing the door open just enough to set the alarm off. Check the Battary in the back up siren you should need a key to access this and it will be under your bonnet if your vehicle has one installed.

The other place to look would be the control model witch is normally hidden behide the kick panel on the drivers side under the dash.

Good luck with working out your problem tell us how you go it may be someting little. By the way make sure you read your user manual for your over ride code. Just in case your battary goes flat in your remote.

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  # 392790 17-Oct-2010 10:55
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Find a local sparky easiest option best not to mess with it yourself. Even if it's costly it'll be best having a professional look at it, wouldn't want to screw up the alarm some how and end up losing your car to some thief.

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  # 392798 17-Oct-2010 11:31
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All the cables are black on an AVS alarm so having a sparky do it isn't the best idea.

Your best bet is to find another AVS installer

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Master Geek

  # 392800 17-Oct-2010 11:44
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Here is the toll free number for AVS Vehicle Secuirty 0800 438 862 how ever you can't call this number from a mobile phone. You must call this number from a landline phone they can tell you were your nearest AVS installer is This is your best option I know it will cost you money but it's the best way of going about fixing your problem.

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