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    GSI alarm problem - standard and clifford

    Last couple of days both alarms on my gsi have started playing up, if I lock it with the remote key (so standard alarm) it goes off sometimes straight away sometimes after an hour or so but it always goes off.

    Again if I lock it with the clifford alarm it will do the same, either go off straight away or after an hour or so.

    Also sometimes when lock it with the standard remote key it locks then unlocks again straight away.

    I am thinking a door/boot/bonnet sensor but checked them all and seem ok!!

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    Have any of your interior bulbs gone?
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    No but the glovebox light is staying on constantly.

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    That could be the problem, have you tried disconnecting the glovebox light to see what happens?
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    Glovebox light isn't linked to the factory alarm at all and I doubt it's linked to the clifford

    You are only using 1 alarm at a time as the internal sensors can interfere with eachother
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    i have same prob with my clifford as soon as you lock it alarm goes off but mine is ok when using vaux standard alarm

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    Yes only using 1 alarm at a time. I have always used the clifford for the last few months since I bought the car. But in the last few days when it kept going off I started using the standard one so I could lock the car.

    I therefore dont think it is the power sounder as that will not affect the clifford alarm?

    So using some logic it must be something that is linked to both alarms, as the clifford will have been wired into the main loom to pick up the door, bonnet and boot switches it could be one of them? I cant think of anything else apart from power and earth that both alarms will share as each will use its own ultrasonics etc.

    I have got cliffnet wizard so tomorrows jobis to find the control unit and see what has been setting the alarm off. Is there anyway I can see what has been setting the standard alarm off without tech2?

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    Unlikely that the clifford will be linked to the factory bonnet switch, usually you just fit your own one

    Door or boot switch gets my vote and no only tech2 can show what the factoy alarms gone off on
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    Good point about the bonnet switch!

    Also the fact the car will sometimes lock then unlock points towards door/boot switch. Will check tomorrow

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    as above sounds like a door switch

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