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Re: Le bug du jour
Boy ... this'll stretch out those old brain cells!
I recall having a similar problem on my car. I don't remember the
sound the bi-pressure pump made, but it would run like the Energizer
bunny when I locked the driver's door unless I either unlocked the
driver's door or manually locked the passenger door. I think the
"sizzling" sound is a solenoid that isn't working properly to switch
the hose from the input to the pump (suction) to the output (pressure).
As I recall it was not too difficult to extricate the thing from the
trunk, and since my motto is: "It's already broke, so it won't cost
me any more to try to fix it" I tore the thing apart to find out what
was wrong. I'm sorry that I can't tell you exactly what I found, but
I did manage to identify the problem and put it all back together,
and it's been working fine ever since. I don't think that it is
related to the installation of the alarm system or rolling down the
windows. If you want to stop the sizzle you can disconnect the
wiring at the pump.
If you'd like, I can try pulling the thing out to refresh my memory
(the pump that is) ... let me know.
Best of luck!