one wheel drive
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hinesburg, VT
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Wow, there's a lot more to this multiplex than I thought. It actually has a CPU, it communicates digitally to save bundles of wire, controls all kinds of things from the oil pressure indicator to beeps and chimes, goes to sleep and wakes up, and has diagnostic functions. There's at least 20 pages worth and I need to read more before suggesting anything.
Couple thoguhts: Either door being unlocked with the key will disarm the security system according to the manual. Like you said, it didn't work that way and I'm pretty sure i have tried the passenger side and set the alarm off too. From what I understand the only way to shut off the alarm in this case is to use the remote. However, the 'panic' feature is supposed to be cancelled with either the remote or the key in ignintion switched to position (II). So there is a difference between panic function and the alarm system. Also, panic runs for 30sec and alarm runs for 2mins before self cancelling. Another thing that came to mind is the wake up and sleep function- Ever noticed that you can operate things normally for a short while once you get it to respond? After 10 seconds of inactivity the system goes back to low power. I think the trunk operates a little differently than the rest of the system and maybe that is what helps to bring everything else back to life.
Anyway this calls for more reading and I'll be out of town this weekend so maybe next week I'll have time to try some of the troubleshooting procedures in the manual.
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