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    help haunted astra sri mk4 on a 51 plate!!

    i need some help the alarm keeps going off randomly when driving its embaressing espesially when u pull into petrol stations! and my rear high level brake light is always on even when the lights are off but dim and then goes on bright when u press the brake i am so confused???

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    Defintely an electrical problem
    Possibly a bad earth somewhere or where an eart has got corroded and isnt making good contact.

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    i know i dont know what to do i need some advice i really need to get it sorted

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    Its a tough one
    what ever you do its either going to be your time or an auto electricians which wont be cheap
    id start with replacing all the fuses. checking all points of contacts on the car are still clean and rust free.
    Has the car been modified sometimes even changing a headunit could cut a wire and reak havoc

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    yeah it has an after market kenwood head unit?

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    It might be that it has caught a wire or has a bad earth and has thrown a few things off/out of key.
    Id whip that out and check all the wires behind where it sits as a start it literally could be an electrical fault anywhere on the car though.

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    its bad crack like have you heard of this happening to anyone else?

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    No, but maybe do a search on the forum to see if it has happened and then see what their problem came from.
    It may not be the h/u it could be a bad earth somewhere. the twoo items may not even be connected the alarm sounder could be on the way out (battery replacement inside the unit) and the brake could be something else.
    Start with simple stuff and then look deeper, anything electrical you have added remove and check for wires touching / cut / shred then check earthing points where you can other than that i havent got any suggestions as im not a pro on wiring etc

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