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Old 10-31-2007, 05:37 PM
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Had an embarassing situation this sunday. Came back to the car after a visit to the mall and tried to unlock the car using the remote. It wouldn't work, so i opened the car using the key, the door opened but the alarm went off.
I was able to start the car but the alarm is still active and kept going off every few minutes.

Went through the manual to see if there is a way of deactivating the alarm but couldn't find anything. So finally called Roadside assitance to see if they help, the person told to me to press the reset button on the "left of the steering wheel". I couldn't find the reset button, is anybody aware of this?

I tried closing and opening the door with the key several times and finally that did the trick after an agonising 30minutes.


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Old 10-31-2007, 07:45 PM
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I set my alarm off, it was so quiet that I thought it was a neighbor's burglar alarm until I saw the lights flashing. I locked and unlocked the car and that seemed to do the trick.


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Old 10-31-2007, 08:28 PM
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Had an embarassing situation this sunday. Came back to the car after a visit to the mall and tried to unlock the car using the remote. It wouldn't work, so i opened the car using the key, the door opened but the alarm went off.
I was able to start the car but the alarm is still active and kept going off every few minutes.

Went through the manual to see if there is a way of deactivating the alarm but couldn't find anything. So finally called Roadside assitance to see if they help, the person told to me to press the reset button on the "left of the steering wheel". I couldn't find the reset button, is anybody aware of this?

I tried closing and opening the door with the key several times and finally that did the trick after an agonising 30minutes.


-MG
If there's a "reset" button for the alarm in the car, I've never seen it. The only way I've been able to disarm the alarm is with the key fob. Anyone else have another approach other than MG's?


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Old 11-01-2007, 01:01 AM
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Smile alarm disable porcedure

You can try new batteries on the fob.
There is also a lead with a plug (yellow I think) in the trunk on the left hand side as you look in.

My alarm wouldnt work and so Maserati tech told me to see if this wire was plugged in or not. Mine was not plugged in. Now alarm works but can get the chirps when arming/disarming. It must be set to "diable Chirp" mode or something.

Anyone else wants to CHIRP in?

BTY you need to remove quite a bit of trim to get at the yellow plug-10 min job. Good Luck!
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:59 AM
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No chirps here. Will this magical yellow wire enable chirps?
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Its happened to me. The batteries in the key fob can get dislodged or go bad.
1st, take it apart and reseat batteries. I also have not found an easy way to disarm.
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:40 PM
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No chirps here. Will this magical yellow wire enable chirps?
not to my knowledge
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:29 PM
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so took it to the dealer and he said that the soldering got damaged. Apparently i pressed a little too hard which damaged the rubber cover and the soldering beneath. They had to resolder it and its fine now.

But the "reset" button is still a mystery to me, I wonder if the customer service agent was reading the script of a totally different car.
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Batteries sometimes are the problem. another issue with the alarm is if you start the car and touch the alarm button on the key it will go off while your driving. Press the alarm button again even with the key in the ignition and it will turn off
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:36 AM
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Wink key fob care

These are Italian and are more fragile than most car key fobs. Do not throw your keys about. Do not drop them on the floor and tell grease monkeys and valet guys to be careful with them. New key and program costs 400 in UK!

There were some good pics here of opening up the key and changing the battery.
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