'96 T&C - Alarm goes off for no reason.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Frankensmith, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Frankensmith

    Frankensmith Guest


    The alarm is turned on (with FOB) and the alarm activates, for NO
    reason, within 1 to 3 minutes. This has been going on for [about] 2
    years. No modifications to the vehicle & no wrecks or bumps. It
    often happens in busy areas (shopping mall parking lots, doctor
    office, etc.). I'll hear the alarm 'honking' from within the building
    I'm in - go outside & reset the alarm - 1 to 3 minutes later it goes
    off again. Go BACK OUTSIDE, reset it, and it goes off again after a
    few minutes. VERY ANNOYING !!!!

    Sometimes, I'll park it at home and it will go off an hour or so after
    it's been sitting idle & undisturbed. At first, I questioned whether
    others FOB's 'may' be setting it off. But kind of discounted that
    thought after happening so frequently.

    Someone suggested I lock & unlock the drivers door several times and
    the problem would 'go away'. That didn't work. The Chrysler dealer
    here has a nasty reputation of ripping people off. I believe if I
    went to the dealer, they would suggest I needed 4 new wheels, replace
    the passenger seat, put in a new motor, install a second transmission,
    and purchase 68 boxes of girl scout cookies from the managers young
    daughter - doing so would 'perhaps' resolve the problem.

    Any advice would be MOST appreciated. I love the T&C - if it were not
    for that damned alarm I'd be a happy camper :)

    Thanks for any practical input ...

    Frankensmith, Dec 27, 2005
  2. Frankensmith

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi Al...

    Just a gentle suggestion, if I may?

    How about locking it up in your driveway, then gently teasing
    each of the doors (etc) a bit. Kinda push and pull and tap a

    Wondering if one of the sensors isn't sitting in a marginal

    Take care, and all the best in the new year.

    Ken Weitzel, Dec 27, 2005
  3. Frankensmith

    maxpower Guest

    Depending on the where the car was built and the time it was built you may
    have an improper lamp and hood switch causing your problem. Raise the hood
    and measure the height of the switch from the top surface of the left hood
    hinge body half to the top of the switch plunger. If the height is less than
    15/16 in. you need to install the correct switch. Thermal expansion may be
    causing the hood to raise and activate the alarm. Part number for the new
    switch if needed is 4687594.
    If you weren't so tight... you would take your vehicle to the dealer and
    purchase the 65 boxes of girl scout cookies from the manager and while you
    are there ask the service department to scan the module to see what last
    triggered the alarm. That would help!!

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, Dec 27, 2005
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