Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Perth West Australia
Re: Warranty Warning
Originally Posted by paulhowes
The genuine ford alrm fitted to the performance vehicles is of course made by some one else which is nothing unusual. My alarm atarted to flash ten times every time the ignition was turned on and the alarm ceased to function. I went to a dealer and phone calls were made as ten flashes did not compute, 8 flashes are the most it should do.
The manufacturer said that it was the siren in reset mode so there was more than likely a problem with the siren itself apparently they have had a few that turned up with faulty key barrels. We followed his instructions and applied downward pressure to the barrel while jiggling the key and it came good. The dealer rang the manufacture back (here's where it gets interesting) the manufacture first wants delivery of the siren to see if it has got water damage which is not covered by warranty before they will replace them. I said that the engine has never had water around it but they say that if the plastic cap is not in place over the barrel it is possible for condesation to form over night and then make it's way into the barrel. I hope it doesn't play up again because I hate the idea of some who has a vested interest making a decision as to whether he/she thinks it may/may not be a result of water/condesation.
I guess the purpose of my post is to say
never put water near your engine,
always place the protective cap over the barrel
Because even if you do they are still going to try to say it's not their fault as they came accross to me.
Anyway it seems that it was just a loose contact as it is working spot on since.
A crap alarm it is anyway, mine goes off every now and then when I'm driving. I didn't even know that they needed a key. Is it the ignition key or a seperate one. If its a seperate key I never even got one.
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