How do you disable the alarm?

david_haupt at david_haupt at
Thu Aug 1 17:15:56 EDT 2002

Assuming the alarm on my '89 200Q 10V is the same as on the 200Q 20V....

In the past week, the alarm has really gone overboard.  In the years I've owned the car, I've never been able to set the alarm off, and just figured you had to break a window or something to do so.  But now, it goes off every time!  We unlock the driver's door with the key and open the door.  So far, so good.  The moment we sit in the seat, the alarm goes off.  Beep, beep, beep, sounds like a car horn but not as loud, and coming from the back.  To stop it, we can get out, close the door, and lock with the key.  Remaining in the car, closing the door, and locking with the knob does not shut off the alarm, nor does merely "waiting" long enough.  My wife says she can leave the driver's door open, go around to the other side of the car, and use the key to lock the passenger door, which shuts off the alarm.  Now, go to the driver's side, get in, and go.

I'm sure it's one of the myriad of wires in the driver's door failing, but I'm likely 6-12 months from being able to work on a car again, so I'd just like to know how to disable the alarm altogether.


Santa Rosa
1989 200TQ 10V Sedan, 146k (or more, the odometer quit) of wear on the door wiring loom

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