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Kwacker

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611 posts

172 months

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My alarm has just packed up!

Does anyone know an alarm specialist near Newbury?

Also is it possible to plug a newer/identical unit into the existing wiring?

Thanks

Kwacker

Turbofocus

435 posts

45 months

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You need some wire cutters wink

Kwacker

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611 posts

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I don't want to steal it I already own it!

Hooli

28,546 posts

88 months

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Big hammer
Trace wiring
Reconnect the wires neatly
Smash the bloody useless alarm to bit with the hammer

Wedg1e

25,136 posts

153 months

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How has it packed up? Not responding to remote? Try a new battery. Make sure you're not under a mobile phone mast... my ST wouldn't disarm in Belgium back in May due to this - and the mast was 300 yards away. A couple of the chaps stood in front of the bike to shield it and hey presto biggrin

If, when you trigger it, it's flashing the lights but no siren, it's probably a dead sounder. That may be replaceable but many alarms are resin-potted now so can't be dismantled.
It could aslso be as daft as a blown fuse: even alarms have to have protection. If the fitter did a good job it may take some finding, however.
The electronics of most alarms are generally robust and reliable, most issues are down to sh!te installation techniques.
I'd still rather have one than rely on crossed fingers to help me keep my bike, regardless of what the doom-mongers on here say.
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Kwacker

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It used to make a feeble noise when arming and disarming the system. But it worked fine until yesterday or the day before. Now it wont arm or disarm with either fob and the lights flash as if the alarm is going off but little or no sound comes out. And it won't start.

I am hoping that the alarm unit can just be swapped out (with new fobs of course) rather than having to have a whole new system.

Any recommendations on a new alarm system if I do have to go down that route? I quite like the idea of the proximity fobs, Which alarms have them?


Kwacker

deltashad

5,065 posts

85 months

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Are you sure it's not the battery?
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