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Alarm ferry issue

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I'm travelling on the ferry next month with my EXGT 2013 Civic and have been told I will need to deactivate the alarm for the crossing.

I've spoken to the dealer and they said I will have to leave the car unlocked as it can't be done which I'm not overly comfortable doing.

Does anyone know if there is a way of locking the car but not setting the alarm?

I also have keyless entry.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 9th April 2014, 16:26
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i think you will have to leave the car unlocked mate :/ i'd just leave the alarm going on the crossing balls to it, loads of them go off each time i've been on the ferry
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Hmm I have animals in the car so both options aren't ideal really
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ah right i see your concern now :/ how hard is it to disconnect the horn sounder? Could you possibly unplug it for the duration of the ferry trip? or take out the fuse which powers it? I'm poor with electronics mate but sure there will be a way!
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What animals you got in car? Most people seem to take dogs out car anyway?
Personally I'd just leave it even if your alarm doesn't go off guarantee someone else's will anyway
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What ferry crossing you doing? How longs the journey
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Holyhead to Dublin, just under 2 hours hopefully
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I work on ferrys, although only Southampton to the Isle of Wight. Procedure is to leave your car unlocked so alarms don't go off. Also, we have a pet section on board so pets don't have to be left in vehicles. Check if your ferry has this.
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I normally leave mine locked, in the knowledge that the battery will not go flat in 2 hours... or if it does, they'll have to jump start me to unload the ferry!
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Whip the alarm fuse out before you get on - pop it back in afterwards.

Best way forward as I can see - and I feel your pain - we have the same conundrum every time we travel abroad with two dogs. Fuse removal is what I have always done.
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Not familiar with the 9th gen but my old Astra had a button near the map reading lights which, when pressed for a short period time would then allow me to lock the doors, the internal sensors would not be activated therefore I could leave my dog in the car with the window open and no alarm going off, and doors locked...don't know if you can do that?
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I have a button to turn off the alarm sensors on my 9g .
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Thanks everyone for replying.

I can disarm the internal sensors with the button but the ferry movement when sailing could trigger the external ones and apart from being a pain to everyone would freak the cats out.

I've managed to lock all the doors apart from drivers without the keyless fob automatically locking it when I move a fair distance away so I suppose that will have to do :/
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I don't think that the alarm is that sensitive unless you expect very rough crossing.

We go across the channel several times a year with our 9g and yorkie.... Never had an issue. However we do fold up the single rear seat base and put him in a collapsible canvas cage.... This stops him jumping about on the leather seats and keeps him calmer... From the dashcam I can hear the alarm does not trigger and can see he sleeps most of the journey.

Btw... The keyless system is not like some others (Renault for example) where it auto locks when you walk away from the car, you have to push one of the buttons on the door handle/boot.

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You'd be surprised Bog. Just going from Southampton to Isle of Wight on a calm day about 5 alarms will go off every time.
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I always lock mine . Never goes off. Travel all the time with the van too. Always locked with no dramas
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You'd be surprised Bog. Just going from Southampton to Isle of Wight on a calm day about 5 alarms will go off every time.
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Haha yeah! Definitely not the Hondas
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Went on the Ferry to Ireland and back, car locked and my alarm never made a peep.


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