Henry A Harper III
hah at alumni.rice.edu
Sun Apr 26 06:42:09 PDT 2009
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 1:03 AM, John Lagnese <jlagnese at massed.net> wrote:
> > My 91 200 TQ 20V started having problems today. It went off a number of
> > times when I opened the car door without my having set it. If I
> locked and
> > then unlocked the door the alarm went off.
> > Any BTDT on this? If I pull the fuse will this work?
> There is a plastic ring inside the door handle which presses against
> microswitches to detect the key locking/unlocking. It is known for
> breaking or becoming mis-indexed.
On my car the "disarm" wire from the driver's door alarm microswitch on the
lock cylinder broke, in the hinge area of the door of course. The alarm
brain never got the signal from the switch to disarm when I turned the key
in the lock, so the alarm went off. I used the passenger door to unlock the
car for a while until I got around to fixing all the wires in the driver's
When you say you didn't "set" the alarm John, do you mean you didn't lock
the car? The alarm "sets" every time you lock up, or it should.
"if your type 44 driver's door hinge area wires haven't been repaired, they
are probably broken - maybe even passenger door and trunk if you're lucky"
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