Electrical & Lights That damned alarm

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by FR-V, Thursday 26th Dec, 2013.

  1. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    My FR-V decided to wish the neighbourhood a Merry Christmas at 2.15 this morning - by randomly sounding the bl**dy alarm again :Blushing:
    Blanking off the sensors in the roof dosn't work then :Whistle:
    On the plus side, it did warn me it was the coldest night of the winter so far, so I wrapped up before going out and locking the car manually.

    What it has also done is to give me chance to wish everyone on here all the best for the festive season and a happy and prosperous new year:Wave:

    P.S. CJ, can you let me know the details of the update that Honda issued on these alarms please, I know it is now too late for my car but it may give a clue to a repair, rather than £600+ for a new module:Angry:


    P.P.S. I thought I had drunk too much single malt yesterday - but it is actually SNOWING on this page:Aghast:
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
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    It will be most probably the temperature sensor which is causing the alaram to trigger , its a known irritant on the FR-V's.

    Which module are you on about which is for £600? a non Honda mechanic won't be able to diagnose this issue that easily.
     
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  3. candobill Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    I am thinking again about fitting the alarm I bought :Tea: never had a car nicked and I am insured for everything else but not for upsetting the neighbour. If it did get nicked the person who did it would have to emigrate :Happy::Happy:
     
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  4. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    Hi CJ, it was the guy at my local Honda dealer - the same one who said the alarm wouldn't be a Honda part, there were no problems with them, there had never been any updates/extended warantees etc etc - who said I would need a new alarm module at about £560 + fitting + vat.

    At least the receptioist found the FoC EGR replacement.:GoodJob:

    I am not confident that if I took the car in for a diagnostic on the fault I would not get another dose of gold plated bullshit.:Angry:

    If only everybody was as helpful and knowledgable as the folk on here - Happy New Year to you all :Thumbup:
     
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  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Eh what do you mean the part won't be a Honda one.. it the temperature sensor which triggers the alarm. its not the module you need a second opinion fella, it will be cheaper than 600 quid.
     
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  6. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    Yep, no arguament from me on that one!

    Unfortunately the next nearest Honda dealer is almost 40 miles away at Lincoln or over the river in Hull, so an 80 mile round trip to either.
    I will try the specialist auto electrician who fitted my towbar after giving the Grimsby dealer ONE more chance (you never know, the muppet may have left in the intervening 12 months). Unless of course anybody out there knows a good guy in the Louth/Grimsby area :Smile:
     
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  7. filbaker Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    And a happy new year! My alarm has started acting up now: car appears to lock and unlock ok but when I open a door the pesky alarm starts shreiking. Engine starts and I can drive it, and the alarm shuts off after 10 or 15 seconds. Am about to put a new battery in the fob, but has anyone else experienced this - and found a solution?? Any advice welcome! :Unknown:
     
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  8. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    The only way I can avoid the problem is by locking the car manually as advised on here previously.
    Open the door, lift the door handle, flip the locking tab to locked, CHECK YOU HAVE THE KEYS IN YOUR HAND:Wink:, and close the door. the lights flash three times as normal but the interior sensor is disabled.

    I don't know why this works, but it does. I can only assume there is a temperature sensor fault and this is somehow linked in with the interior movement sensor circuit :Unknown:
     
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  9. filbaker Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks - shall try that when I get home this evening (using wife's car to avoid embarrassment!) :Whistle:
     
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  10. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    Just found the original email while clearing out my inbox:

    Pete,

    Yes I have received your previous email,we are expecting the EGR valve in this month we will contact you as soon as it arrives.We will do the ECU update at the same time.
    With regard to the alarm we will need to change the Ultra Sonic Sensor.Fitted price inc vat £586.09

    Regards

    Mick


    Mick Carr
    Service Manager
    01472 358625
    Westgate Honda
    Moody Lane, Grimsby DN31 2SY
    Tel: 01472 358625 Fax: 01472 251690 Web:Honda Grimsby Dealership, Buy New & Used Honda Cars at Westgate Honda
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    wow that's an expensive fix.. best get it fixed as your insurance company may invalid your insurance that's if they find out your alarm does not work.
     
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  12. FR-V Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Pete Lincs
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    I agree, very expensive - especially as I am informed on here that it is a temp sensor problem, or even a wrong capacitor fitted.
    If so a new alarm sensor module may not cure it!

    You told me originally that Honda were aware of this problem and there was an extended warranty on the alarm, but Honda deny all knowledge so it looks like I'm stuffed. Pay up and shut up - thanks Honda.

    The alarm still works OK, its just the interior movement sensors that are disabled when you lock it manually. This is a factory feature to allow you to lock the car while there are pets or small people in it, so the insurance should not be affected.

    Still a pain though.
     
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