Replace battery on alarm - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
Go Nuts in Your Falcon
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Brisbane
Age: 34
Posts: 540
Thumbs down Replace battery on alarm

Hey


My bro's Ford car alarm has been chirping 8 times everytime he unlocks it. The manual says that it is a low battery on the alarm. Apparently the Ford Dealer reakons you can't replace the battery (for it is soldered inside), and the battery needs replacing every 4 years or so. Therefore, the siren part has to be replaced, so they do a trade in on yours, and you pay the rest on the new one. What a joke!!! Does this sound true or what?


Paul

FordACE is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 06:22 AM
Crazed Cone Chaser
 
MADXF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,524
I have got the manual here for a similar alarm (one model below), it says to check the batt with the barrel key on the siren housing...turn it to 'test'...if there is no sound, then the batt is flat...it then says that after 6 hours of driving it should be fully chaged again.

Apart from that...I couldnt tell you if you could replace it, but I reckon anything can be replaced if you feel up to it.

Do I really have to write something funny in here?

DILLIGAF: a subsiduary of the DGAF NOP group of companies.
BSR Member - 'Blanky' 'ConeKiller'

Go Here for My Garage Sale
MADXF is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
Go Nuts in Your Falcon
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Brisbane
Age: 34
Posts: 540
confused

Thanks for the info


we never knew what the test is for, but it does make the sound. the 8 chirps however, only means that the battery is low on the alarm itself, not the car. and Ford reakon after 4 years, that battery needs replacing. wow, you can't replace it. My brother actually opened the siren up, and yes, the stupid battery is soldered in. nice one ford...

Paul
FordACE is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 07:15 AM
Crazed Cone Chaser
 
MADXF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,524
Well...its not actually ford's fault...they dont make the alarms, the source them from a company called vision....you can find them at www.visionalarms.com.au ...call them, see what they say about the battery.

Do I really have to write something funny in here?

DILLIGAF: a subsiduary of the DGAF NOP group of companies.
BSR Member - 'Blanky' 'ConeKiller'

Go Here for My Garage Sale
MADXF is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
Go Nuts in Your Falcon
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Brisbane
Age: 34
Posts: 540
Thanks again


and i apoligise Ford.....
FordACE is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 07:38 AM
Registered User
 
Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: NSW/ACT
Posts: 3,023
Umm its probably a good idea its soldiered in, as to prevent thieves from pulling it out.....

1993 ED XR6 M5 (1 of 329)
Polynesian Green
Turbo on the way!!
1993 EBII Fairmont (Now wrecking, PM if you want any parts)
1988 Nissan R31 Skyline
Martin is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 08:20 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bibra Lake Western Australia
Posts: 3,186
Get a soldering iron, unsolder battery, take old battery to Jaycar, Altronics, Disk Smith or whoever to get matching replacement and solder back in; not hard at all.

Regards Blue
Aussiblue is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 04:43 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 698
Quote:
Originally posted by Aussiblue
Get a soldering iron, unsolder battery, take old battery to Jaycar, Altronics, Disk Smith or whoever to get matching replacement and solder back in; not hard at all.
Yep, Exactly.
Jaycar has the AA and AAA with solder tabs, ready to go for this purpose !

Mine uses 4 AA Batteries.

You could even use a Battery Holder, solder the connectors on to the siren board, and then replace the batteries yourself every 3 years without having to worry about soldering ever again.

(Although this depends on the size of the siren)
Xyphoid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Audio And Security


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual battery setup complete! (PICS) The Goodz Interior | Electrical | ECU 29 10-09-03 02:06 AM
Alarm systems for BA's XRSIK Audio And Security 18 04-14-03 05:11 AM
Ideas to keep a battery charged. Aussiblue Interior | Electrical | ECU 16 10-06-02 08:46 AM
AU Theft laminge The Pub 26 08-09-01 07:20 PM
Ford Alarm PETE_XR6 Audio And Security 8 08-06-01 08:41 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome