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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-31-2005, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Help - Factory Alarm won't disable

On my '95 LHS. I can shut the alarm off with the remote doohickey, but when I unlock the door with the key, it sounds. I've been stranded twice now because of this.

Anyone know if there is a trick to using the key that I'm missing? Or is there a way to disable the alarm completely? I'm less concerned with someone stealing my 10-year-old car than I am with getting stranded because of a dead remote.
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I'm there with you on similar issues on my wife's '98 Sebring. I haven't been able to duplicate it, but she's told me that when she unlocks the driver door with the key and opens it, the alarm will go off. This just started after I oiled up the door lock, it was very hard to turn. I know there is a switch attached to the lock cylinder on hers, not sure about the LHS. I wonder if the contacts got oiled and aren't working right. I did notice though, after she mentioned the problem, when I went out to check it I turned the key in the driver's lock and could feel the mechanism move and about 5 seconds later, heard an electrical type noise, like a motor or actuator. I think she just opened the door too quickly before it disarmed itself. As far as disarming the alarm, like disabling it more permanetly, I haven't seen any sugestion on that. If she keeps having issues, that is my next search.

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I did notice though, after she mentioned the problem, when I went out to check it I turned the key in the driver's lock and could feel the mechanism move and about 5 seconds later, heard an electrical type noise, like a motor or actuator. I think she just opened the door too quickly before it disarmed itself.
Thanks, I will try waiting on the mechanism and see if that works. I also read that if the driver's side switch fails, using the key in the passenger side door could disarm it. Hopefully one of those two will solve the prob.
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In the case of the Sebring, I know that the passenger side will disarm the alarm. But another problem that weboth have noticed with her car involves the passneger door. It seems to happen mostly when it gets colder outside. If you unlock the passenger door with the key, it almost immediately relocks itself. You have to be ready to grap the door handle as yiou tunr the key. I have no idea why it does that. Almost seems like some safety or theft deterent thing, but I'm more inclined to think its a short or something going bad like a switch.

But the original issue with the alarm going off after unlocking it with the key I'm still stumped. I'm beginning to feel like the service dept at a dealership. I can't duplicate whatever is happening when my wife says the alarm has gone off. I tried last night several times and the alarm wouldn't go off at all. This time I sprayed PB blaster in the locks and they work real smooth for now. I'm gonna do some searching to see if I can find info on how the factory alarm works, like how all the different switches and stuff interface and that sort of thing. That way I'd have a better understanding of what to look for.

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To permanently disable the alarm you need to access the BCM. On the BCM there is a black connector.in cavity 3 is a light green/orange wire, if you cut that wire about 6 inches up from the connector then take the end from the black plug and attach it to a metal grounded part of the car.( you will need to extend that wire) (seal off the other end of the wire that is cut.) This will permenently disable the alarm.

IN the 1G how to's check the thread of removal/installation of the bcm there is a section about the alarm.

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