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RE: False Alarm:-(
I had similar problems with the alarm on my 1990 Coupe. My symptoms were
random alarms, even though the bad guys were nowhere near my car. I ended up
pulling a fuse, which shut off the alarm, and shut down the central locking.
The pain was I had to lock or unlock each door or hatch individually. The
problem ended up as at least the alarm pin under the hood (a couple of $$),
and maybe the control unit in the trunk (not fixed for $150 plus labor, yeah
right). It works now, just fine. Diagnosis was time consuming, both for me,
and for the dealer. It cost me about 4 hours to get the problem diagnosed,
the pin replaced and the control unit identified (and scratched from the
list of parts).
Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
1990 Coupe Quattro
>From: Michael Stricker[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Friday, March 15, 1996 12:59 PM
>Subject: False Alarm:-(
>The alarm system in my 1990 Quattro Coupe is acting flakey. More often
>than not it doesn't set. Sometimes it set when I turn the ignition off.
>Most of the time it goes off when I enter the car however, I can reset it
>by turning the key in a door lock cylinder. The past few times I have
>not been able to start my car. Through a random series of setting and
>resetting the alarm, under different scenarios, I manage to get the car
>going. I have an appointment with the dealer but until then is there
>anyway I can defeat this thing so that I can get it to the dealer.
>Thanks for your help.
>1990 Quattro Coupe