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Old 10-06-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Car Alarm Going Off For No Reason???

I just bought a used 1998 Porsche Boxster a couple of days ago and the Car Alarm went off today for no apparent reason.

Any ideas why such a thing would happen?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Do you have the stock radio?
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No there is an Alpine system.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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May be the alarm wire that is used with the stock radio is shorting to ground thus triggering the "someone is stealing the radio" alarm.
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May be the alarm wire that is used with the stock radio is shorting to ground thus triggering the "someone is stealing the radio" alarm.
It's behaving itself now.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
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Yep, mine does it now and then. Neighbors 20 lb. cat is the culprit.
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