TROUBLESHOOTING D.I.Y. ALARMS:
Q1: Arm the alarm, and in 45 seconds the alarm sounds.
A: 1. This is current sensing, check to see if you have a, cell phone, radar detector, stereo amps, cd changer or other accessories ,they must be disconnected from battery power to use the unit or, turn off the current sensor to stop the falsing.
Q2: Alarm sounds when a large vehicle passes by or the dog barks.
A: 1. The shock sensor is adjusted to light, readjust the sensor.
Q3: The only way the alarm sounds is if the doors are opened.
A: 1. The shock sensor is not adjusted properly, readjust the sensor.
Q4: The alarm arms but you must put your ear next to the speaker to hear it.
A: 1. The speaker in the unit is faulty and needs serviced.
Q5: I must be next to the vehicle to get the unit to arm and disarm.
A: 1. This is a range problem, make sure that the YELLOW antenna wire, on the unit is kept away from the metal under the hood and kept as straight as possible, check to make sure that the battery in the remote is at 12 volts dc.
Q1: Unit has a YELLOW wire coming out of the back that is not stated in the manual what is it for.
A: 1. This is the antenna wire, that receives the signal from the hand held remote control, try keeping this wire as straight as possible to get your best range.
Q2: Arm the alarm and in approx. 1 minute the alarm sounds.
A 1. If you have a cell phone, radar detector, stereo amps, or any other after market devices installed in this vehicle, you may need to disconnect them from power or turn off the current sensor on the unit.
Q3: Arm the alarm and open the door on the vehicle but the alarm does not sound.
A: 1. Disarm the alarm, make sure that the current sensor is turned on, arm the alarm, wait 2minutes, then open the door, making sure that the dome light turns on when you open the door, the alarm should sound.
Q4: Connected the RED wire to the positive(+) side of the battery, but the unit does not respond.
A: 1. Make sure that the RED wire is clipped to the positive terminal on the battery and the unit is mounted down with all 3 screws to the metal body of the vehicle, and that the BLACK wire is attached to the bolt between the siren and the mounting bracket of the alarm.
Q5: Arm the alarm but it does not respond to an impact on the body.
A: 1. Shock sensor needs re-adjusted.
A: 2. The unit is not mounted down with all 3 screws.
A: 3. Mount the unit in another location, area is not sensitive to body impact.
#2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 TALKING ALARM:
Q1: When power is connected the unit only chirps, it never talks.
A: 1. if the unit came with 1 remote, and there is no battery door on the back of the unit, then it is a #901 in the wrong package.
Q2: When power is connected the unit says "thank you" but is at a very low volume.
A: 1. Make sure that the unit is mounted down with all 3 screws on a metal surface of the vehicle, and that the BLACK wire from the unit is attached to the bolt between the siren and the mounting bracket.
Q3: As I drive down the road the unit keeps repeating THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU..
A: 1. Check the clip on the positive (+) side of the battery it must be tight, and remove the fuse from the fuse holder and stretch the spring to make a better connection between the fuse and the fuse holder.
Q4: Arm alarm, but cannot get the alarm to say "PLEASE MOVE AWAY"
A: 1. The shock sensor needs to be re-adjusted.
A: 2. The unit is mounted in a location that does not transfer impact well, move the unit.
Q5: When connecting the unit up to power, the unit says "thank you" but it does not respond to either of the remotes.
A: 1. Unit may have been sent out with the wrong remotes, PTC TRANSMITTERS, look for PTC on back of remote.
A: 2. Unit may have water damage.
A: 3. Make sure the led on remote is coming on when you press it.
Q6: One remote works but the other does not.
A: 1. Check the codes on the back of the remotes to make sure they have the same code number, if they do not follow the instruction in the manual to add another transmitter to your unit.
Q7: Unit worked fine for a while but now, the unit just clicks when you connect it to power.
A: 1. The unit may have water damage.
A: 2. Remove the unit form the vehicle and clean up the ground, re-attach it to the vehicle and try it again.
Q8: Placed a 9volt battery in the back of the unit, but the volume is low.
A: 1. When placing a back up battery in the unit, make sure that the unit is working properly with power to the car battery and the unit mounted down with all 3 screws, then open the battery door and place the 9volt battery in its holder.
Q9: I have a unit that has an ORANGE LOOP coming out of the back of the unit what is this for?
A1: On old units the current sensor is not programmable, so this wire must be cut in half to shut off the current sensor, if this wire is cut in half to get the current sensor to work you will need to put this wire back together.
Q10: When trying to get the unit to learn a new remote I am pressing and holding the ARM button, the unit says "system armed" then in about 10 seconds it says "system disarmed" it will not learn the remote.
A: 1. This tells us it is an older unit, (usually with the ORANGE loop wire) these units cannot learn another code, the code must be the same on both remotes for them to work.
Q11: Arm alarm and in 45 seconds the alarm goes off for no reason.
A: 1. Check to see if the vehicle has a cell phone, radar detector, amps, cd changer or ride adjustors, load levelers, if so turn off the current
sensor and try the unit again.
Q12: Arm alarm and open the door but the alarm does not sound.
A: 1. Make sure you have waited at least 45 seconds before you open the door.
A: 2. Does the dome light turn on when you open this door.
A: 3. Is the current sensor programmed on.