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    Alarm Activation

    The alarm on my 2001 Boxster S has suddenly started going off by its own will apparently. I can lock the car - normal flashes and no horn, but then maybe 12 hours later, or just 15 minutes later off it goes - sounding like the whole world is ending. Any ideas ?

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    No, but I am sure your neighbours do!

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    Indeed they do. Car is in the Porsche Centre now, but they reckon no fault found....

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    willial said:
    Indeed they do. Car is in the Porsche Centre now, but they reckon no fault found....



    I had a BMW dealer that always used to say that, so they used to break something else on the car

    Welcome to Rennteam, by the way.

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    I believe that the car maintains a log of the error conditions that prompt the alarm to go off so it ought to be possible to narrow it down to an area to investigate.

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    willial said:
    The alarm on my 2001 Boxster S has suddenly started going off by its own will apparently. I can lock the car - normal flashes and no horn, but then maybe 12 hours later, or just 15 minutes later off it goes - sounding like the whole world is ending. Any ideas ?



    There used to be a problem with early 996's due to infra-red intruder sensors being too sensitive on cars with interior colors other than black, that is, brighter colors. I think I heard that the fix involved differently calibrated sensors for different trim colors!

    I had the same problem you now have on one car. My neighbors were also impressed! If I remember correctly, the interior infra-red sensor had to be replaced to fix it.

    I'm just a little surprised that you have the problem with a 2001 MY car, since I would have thought that it had been fixed by then. Have you recently made any changes to the car's interior trim, or do you currently habitually leave anything which is brightly colored in the car, to suddenly start this off at this late date?

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    The car is black inside. It's quite strange actually. It started doing it intermittently about a few weeks ago. It originally started doing it at around 8 am in the morning on 2 consequetive days - and when it was quite cold as well. Then nothing for a couple of weeks. Now with the wintery weather in the UK this week it has gone crazy, so I'm wondering if that has any effect on the seals. When I switch the alarm off and then rearm it after activation it honks sometimes as if a door is open. I resecure the doors and its fine. All very confusing - just need to get an update from the Porsche centre who have it under observation....

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    Finally... the alarm has gone off while the Porsche Centre have it, and they have traced it to be, or so they believe, a faulty siren. Here's hoping !

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    Finally found the solution. After paying for the siren to be replaced, the alarm went off again at 4am two days later. After next visit to Porsche Centre it was found to be a connection to the radio that needed reconnecting. All is well now... well, with the alarm anyway... !!

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    willial said:
    When I switch the alarm off and then rearm it after activation it honks sometimes as if a door is open. I resecure the doors and its fine.



    Mine does the same when my glove comp or console compartment is not fully shut.

     
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