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98 XC: alarm not working

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98 XC: alarm not working

Post by CIK7 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:12 pm

I finally got the hatch latch replaced and the dash light has gone off. I can finally get lights put in the back. now that I can lock my car, the alarm does not work. if I lock it with the key or the button inside, and then attempt to 'break into it' on the driver side, it does not trip the alarm.
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Plans for my 98 XC: 16T/18T, P2 M66 swap, logo/badge delete excl grille

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Re: 98 XC: alarm not working

Post by scot850 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:24 pm

Have you reset the alarm system? The old turn the key in the door lock a couple of times?

Do the door locks all close with the fob?

When you say the alarm does not work, what do you expect from it?

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Re: 98 XC: alarm not working

Post by abscate » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:15 am

I think the alarm takes a few minutes to set, IIRC.
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Re: 98 XC: alarm not working

Post by CIK7 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:27 pm

abscate wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:15 am
I think the alarm takes a few minutes to set, IIRC.
yep I JUST 'broke' into my car and the lights immediately started flashing. I was expecting the horn to honk with it though. Is there an issue if it doesn't sound the alarm or is that the way it is?
1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:143,995/151K, immaculate engine, totalled 5/2/20)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, junk, donor for my black XC)
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Re: 98 XC: alarm not working

Post by CIK7 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:28 pm

scot850 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:24 pm
Have you reset the alarm system? The old turn the key in the door lock a couple of times?

Do the door locks all close with the fob?

When you say the alarm does not work, what do you expect from it?

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I didn't give enough time for it to set. the sound doesn't work but the flashers do.
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2009 Impala LT 3.5L (sold)

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Re: 98 XC: alarm not working

Post by scot850 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:32 pm

Ok. So it is working again if I understand you correctly. The little alarm horn on the firewall regularly fails with age. Mine does not work, only the flashers when it arms.

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Re: 98 XC: alarm not working

Post by abscate » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:41 pm

If you catch the horn just before death it makes a noise like a sick cow.
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Re: 98 XC: alarm not working

Post by volvolugnut » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:55 pm

My 2001 V70 alarm horn has not worked since 2011. Lights flash ok. I never did like alarm horns.
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Re: 98 XC: alarm not working

Post by CIK7 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:03 pm

Haha! Searching for P80 fixits on RobertDIY YT channel (rspi on MVS) is always the way to go! Here it is: And as he explained in that video, my horn plate is missing!
1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:143,995/151K, immaculate engine, totalled 5/2/20)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, junk, donor for my black XC)
2001 V70 Ba white (sold)
2009 Impala LT 3.5L (sold)

Plans for my 98 XC: 16T/18T, P2 M66 swap, logo/badge delete excl grille

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Re: 98 XC: alarm not working

Post by CIK7 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:03 pm

tomorrow morn after putting my windows down, I will 'break in' again to see if installing the horn plate from the junk XC enables the sounds. Robert says the plate is what allows the sound.
1998 V70 XC black ($1K trade, Mi:143,995/151K, immaculate engine, totalled 5/2/20)
1998 V70 XC white ($50 cash, junk, donor for my black XC)
2001 V70 Ba white (sold)
2009 Impala LT 3.5L (sold)

Plans for my 98 XC: 16T/18T, P2 M66 swap, logo/badge delete excl grille

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