Car: 2.2 Sport 2007
Join Date: 25th January 2014
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yes yes yes sorry but another alarm issue here.....
Hi guys ive been searching and searching for the reason behind the alarm issue on my wifes 2007 ctdi. we have had the car about 3-4 months now and every now and then the alarm goes off without reason. the last time it did it was about 2 weeks ago and this morning every time i lock the car it seems to go off. the car is currently unlocked....... but quiet!
we get the flashing indicators when arming and disarming the car so as far as im aware this means the doors and boot etc are shut as they should be. after much research i have learnt about the micro switch in the bonet. today i have taken the bonet latch off and inspected the switch. it seemed pretty clean just a bit greasy as expected due to where it is i guess.. i unplugged the switch, put it all back together and armed the car. 5 minutes later the alarm is going off again!!!! i rang my local dealer and spoke to a guy that said the older civics pre 2007 had a different type of switch on the bonet that failed. as i was on the phone it went off again as we were discussing the siren issues, great timing...., and he noted that its a horn alarm not a siren and went on to say that mine wont have a siren in the rear quarter as it uses the horn instead which excludes that issue from the possibilities. does it?????
ive read about the alarms internal battery going flat but surely if it is this it would be constantly going off as it has a reduced voltage detected? the main car battery seems to be fine and starts the car straight away. ive no idea of its age but its not the original Honda issue one its a unipart replacement so im guessing its not that old.
can anyone point me in a direction that can help with this please?
Honda want £60 to plug it in and check the system which i dont really want to do if poss but its looking like i may have to...