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    Power sounder...but where's it gone ???

    Hi guy's
    Sorry to bring up this old chestnut again but i have searched the forums with no luck at all for my particular problem.....

    My alarm on my full UK spec 02 Astra 1.8 SRI keeps going off constantly with flashing lights etc,so i presumed it was the common powersounder battery issue so i downloaded the powersounder PDF file so i could disconect it and resolve the issue until i could get a new powersounder sorted.
    The trouble is i can't find it behind the wheel arch cover i stripped the whole RHS wheel arch section with no luck so i decided to disconect the battery so the alarm would go off and i would be able to find it,but once i took off the battery connections nothing happend no alarm nothing so i'm not sure it's the powersounder at all,i know it has a powersounder because i changed the battery last year and it went off.The red L.E.D's on the dashboard light up as they should so it's not an aftermarket alarm as far as i know.

    Any help at all would be very welcome.......mike

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    its behind the LHS arch not the RHS

    iirc only the Zaffy has it behind the RHS arch

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    Cheer's...

    That explains why i couldnt find it then

    If the powersounder battery's are dead,which they seem to be considering the powersounder doesn't go off when i remove the battery would it still cause the main alarm to go off.

    regards...mike

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    Yep it has been known to edit are you saying it causing the arm to go off if so before the edit is correct,no the main unit won't go off if the battery is disconnected it's only the siren that does that

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    removing the power sounder has no effect on the rest of the car. is the alarm going off when you reconnect the battery? if so theres a disconecting sequence to follow, with the battery connected turn the ignition on then off and within 10 seconds disconnect the battery.
    you can buy a new powersounder or you can replace the batterys, which works out alot cheaper, but it does require soldering
    http://www.cpsbatteries.co.uk/3v150h...nge-p-125.html

    if you can find any in stock the 3/V150H Ni-MH Varta batterys will do you just have to solder the extra leg on. you'll need 2 batterys btw

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    Thanks for the help and info guys.....

    I took the power sounder off my astra this afternoon and haven't heard a peep from from the car alarm since,so hopefully that is the end of the issue

    i'll probably manage to live without a powersounder on the astra for the time being

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