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Re: v8 alarm problem


You wrote this 'fix' up some time ago. I noted it, as my alarm was
non-functional after fixing my own lock. For the life of me I couldn't figure
out what I had done. No mention of the half-tooth gear in the bentley that I
could find. Opened it up last night, reset the tooth, and voila! My alarm
works. Thanks a million!

My only remaining question regards the function of the alarm: If I unlock the
door w/o the key (stick hand through open window), the alarm does not go off
until I insert the key in the ignition and try to start the car. At that point
the alarm does its thing. 

Question: Shouldn't it go off when the door is unlocked/opened w/o the key?
Someone could strip my car on the spot and the alarm would never be disturbed.
Hell, they could even steal the alarm. Maybe the car won't go anywhere in one
peice, but there may only be a couple peieces left. Not too comforting.

What's the story? Do I have another problem, or are they all like this?



C1J1Miller wrote:
> You wrote:
> <<However, it appears that the passenger side door is not functioning
> properly in the alarm circuit. When opening the passenger side door with
> the key, the alarm sounds until reset from the drivers side with the
> door key. According to the owners manual, the alarm is supposed to be
> disarmed when opening either the driver's or passenger's side door. Has
> anybody experienced anything like this before??>>
> The key turns a toothed halfcircle that activates the alarm arm/disarm switch.
> The wheel must be indexed properly with the alarm switch, or you get your
> problem.  The past owner probably fixed a broken lock mechanism and didn't get
> it indexed correctly. (The toothed wheel has a 1/2 height tooth at the center
> that must be matched with the alarm switch.)  You have to remove the door
> inner panel to access this, and _may_ need to remove the frame holding the
> window glass.
> Al Powell has the procedure for accessing this on a 200 (same front door as
> the v8)  Don't have his web page address handy...
> HTH, Chris Miller, Windham NH, c1j1miller@aol.com