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Best Answer rodandtom , 10 July 2019 - 04:53 PM

Update - got help from an auto-electrician called David Ashford-Smith today. He was down my neck of the woods and popped in.

 

1. Disconnected the bonnet switch.

2. Put the alarm through a cycle where we reconnect the battery, let it reset for 30 seconds

3. reconnect switch and all is good. 

 

He reckons I need to clean the contacts and earth on that switch and it will probably be ok. If not, replace it. He says the alarms are quite simple so they are a favourite fail point,

 

Correction: I said I had a Toad alarm. I do not. I have a Spectre One fitted so there you go :-)

 

Rod

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#1 rodandtom

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 05:15 AM

Hi

I've got a Toad alarm fitred. Had it done by an approved installer so the insurance would be happy. It's been on for a few years now and been fine. I've got the bonnet switch fitted but the door switches aren't. The wires are there but left unconnected. All of a sudden the alarm just keeps going off. The bonnet is permanently open because I'm working on it but to be honest it's been like that for months. The only thing that's changed is that I've just fitted a new dash and dials. I've connected a clock to a permanent 12v off the ignition and a switched 12v for a voltmetre but haven't touched any other wiring.

Do you think the alarm could be detecting the power drain and thinking the car is trying to be stolen?
I've had to pull the car battery out or it's disturbing the whole neighbourhood and can't reconnect it or it kicks off immediately.

Any ideas?

Rod

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 11:49 PM

what type of clock have you fitted, if it's an old one it could be the type that takes power in pulses can't remember the proper name, I had one fitted and it was forever setting the alarm off, changed it for the new smiths type



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Posted 08 July 2019 - 04:03 PM

Its a new smiths labelled one from Minispares so should be ok.

 

Good thought though

 

what type of clock have you fitted, if it's an old one it could be the type that takes power in pulses can't remember the proper name, I had one fitted and it was forever setting the alarm off, changed it for the new smiths type



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:53 PM   Best Answer

Update - got help from an auto-electrician called David Ashford-Smith today. He was down my neck of the woods and popped in.

 

1. Disconnected the bonnet switch.

2. Put the alarm through a cycle where we reconnect the battery, let it reset for 30 seconds

3. reconnect switch and all is good. 

 

He reckons I need to clean the contacts and earth on that switch and it will probably be ok. If not, replace it. He says the alarms are quite simple so they are a favourite fail point,

 

Correction: I said I had a Toad alarm. I do not. I have a Spectre One fitted so there you go :-)

 

Rod






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