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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:stricker@ll.mit.edu]
>Sent: 	Friday, March 15, 1996 12:59 PM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>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.
>Mike Stricker
>1990 Quattro Coupe