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post #1 of 8 Old 07-28-2009, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Alarm sounding when using door key

Today the battery in my remote apparently died and when I opened the door with the key, the alarm went off. This also happened a couple of weeks ago, the only other time I've used the key instead of the remote. I found nothing in the manual about what would cause this. Any ideas?

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Manually unlocking my doors has always set my alarm off, I guess I just assumed that is how it works. If you start the car the alarm should stop.
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yeah it tells you in the manual that if you un-lock the car with out the keyfob that the alarm will sound unless you lock all of the doors manually because then the alarm doesn't arm itself

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Okay, thanks. Seems strange it would work that way, but I guess it's just a good reason to keep fresh batteries in the remote.
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it does it so that if someone tries to pick your lock the alarm will sound

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The secret is you have to turn the key to the unlock side three times to disable the alarm. Thats how it is on my 3g wrx anyways
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The secret is you have to turn the key to the unlock side three times to disable the alarm. Thats how it is on my 3g wrx anyways
OMG.. Thank you. You saved me from a horrible night of getting chewed out by my wife. I just bought an 02 wagon, because we were having a baby. The car only came with one key fob. Well today my wife needed to take our baby girl to the doctors for her first round of shots.. aughh.. This morning I placed my keys on the mantle remembering that she needed the car. When I left for work I accidently grabbed them again. She was a little upset. When we figured out that she couldn’t turn on the car when that alarm was going off to start it.. She got pissed. I quickly got on the forum and typed in alarm. Scrolled down found this thread. And whalla I told her the secret that you revealed and it work.. Totally out of the dog house.. even maybe a few kudos.. ]
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It's different for each year. I think the newer ones require 10x within 3 or so seconds. Anyway, I don't think the car will start after the alarm going off. It's supposed to kill the starter. Been a while since I read up on it though.

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