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A4 Alarm: More Data Points
See below message I received this morning. I, too, did get it to go off
this morning, with the windows down. I opened my garage and it didn't go
off. I stuck my arm in twice and the second time I snapped my fingers andit
went off. I think the snapping was a coincidence. When I piece all of this
information together, it tells me the sensors will not notice motion low in
the window, but if something breaks the plane higher up, it goes off.
I know for fact it is not noise (the manual specifically states the sensors
do not monitor the glass/windows).
>Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 09:55:19 -0400
>From: Steve Hornberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: A4 Alarm
>The dealer demonstrated the interior motion sensor when I picked up my
>A4Q in January. Apparently it doesn't work if the window is rolled down
>very far. The trick they used for the demonstration was to just leave
>the drivers window open just a small amount (about 1"). Then they stuck
>a rolled up sheet of paper (or brochure) through the crack and waved it
>in front of the motion sensor. The alarm went off. Oh, and the other key
>is to wait until 30 seconds after the alarm has been activated because
>the motion sensors normalize themselves during the first 30 seconds after
>the alarm has been armed. I haven't had any problems with the alarm system.
>I have had problems with a rattle in the sunroof. They've had my car for
>several days trying to fix it. Now they're taking the headliner down to
>try and find the problem. I'm looking forward to getting my car back and
>I hope they get it put back together ok.
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