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#16 star-escort

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:22 PM

i didnt know i had an alarm until i read this. After you have locked it and you open the bonnet the alarm goes off. Open the boot - NOTHING.



Yeah we tried the bonnet at FF, i didn't work. but when you pressed down the button .. (that tell s the car its shut) it beeped..

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#17 mr shifter

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:27 PM

mine doesnt beep if you push the button, and to be fair its a pretty feeble alarm anyway.More of a token effort from ford.

Edited by mr shifter, 06 August 2008 - 02:28 PM.


#18 star-escort

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:30 PM

im going to test mine in a mo :)

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#19 1pukkadeal

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

pretty feeble alarm anyway.More of a token effort from ford.


dead right the ford alarm is pathetic

#20 star-escort

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:42 PM

Ok. i followed the instructions!
All the doors and boot beeped.

I looked all my doors holding it anti clock wise then locking it.. opened the bonnet and pressed the pressure thing stupidly.. and the alarm went off.


Humm ablest i know it works. just not when you open the boots :roll:

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#21 robexor

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:51 PM

ok another way to test the boot is to open the boot, lock the car wait 10 seconds and then shut the boot and the same time as shutting the boot the red LED under the clock should flash once, if it does the then boot pin works that activated the alarm if it don't then the boot pin could be fecked.

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Unlock the boot, but don't lift it open, then lock the car, wait 10 sec's the lift the boot open, it should set the alarm off

Edited by robexor, 06 August 2008 - 02:52 PM.

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#22 Squiz

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:15 PM

Yeah the boot will work you just have to "force" entry (ooeerr)
But that means as above opening the boot with means other than a key :)
As for double locking do you have it or not you never gave the results ;)
if double locked the only way the door can be unlocked is with a key from outside.
it disables the interior handle pulls.

With regard to the clock led flashing dont take that as gospel ;)
Mine only operates for 3 seconds when ignition is turned on to show no fault.
Doesnt flash at any other time including when self armed.
but the whole system works exactly as it should.
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#23 star-escort

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:41 AM

i think i do double look it and not noticed.
well the alarm went off.(with me pressing the bonnet pressure thing like a mad man while the dooors where locked) so i know it works. so if anyone tried to break into it! it will sounds (hopefull)


i just thought.. like steve said i didnt have an alarm!

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#24 1pukkadeal

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:46 AM

i think i do double look it and not noticed.
well the alarm went off.(with me pressing the bonnet pressure thing like a mad man while the dooors where locked) so i know it works. so if anyone tried to break into it! it will sounds (hopefull)


i just thought.. like steve said i didnt have an alarm!



your happy now ,as you know your baby has an alarm

#25 JC

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:41 AM

i think i do double look it and not noticed.
well the alarm went off.(with me pressing the bonnet pressure thing like a mad man while the dooors where locked) so i know it works. so if anyone tried to break into it! it will sounds (hopefull)


i just thought.. like steve said i didnt have an alarm!


Ford alarms are useless on escort IMO, as bro had one on his GTi, window got smashed lots of things nicked and no alarm sounds. IMO you need an alarm to go off in that situation, as thats one of the most common problems
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#26 mutley

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:46 AM

Ford alarms are useless on escort IMO, as bro had one on his GTi, window got smashed lots of things nicked and no alarm sounds. IMO you need an alarm to go off in that situation, as thats one of the most common problems


why are they? they do what their supposed to do stop the car being stolen. if you want more you buy more.. but even then its a waste of time .. how many car alarms do you hear going off in a shopping car park and not one person is interested :rolleyes:
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#27 bongo

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:58 AM

Ford alarms are useless on escort IMO, as bro had one on his GTi, window got smashed lots of things nicked and no alarm sounds. IMO you need an alarm to go off in that situation, as thats one of the most common problems


why are they? they do what their supposed to do stop the car being stolen. if you want more you buy more.. but even then its a waste of time .. how many car alarms do you hear going off in a shopping car park and not one person is interested :rolleyes:


very true,you hear them going off in the streets and no one is interested,unless you know its yours.

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#28 Barry-334

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:01 AM

ok, so people may not react to an alarm going off, but if someone was trying to gain access to the car, and the alarm went off, they're not likely to hang around, so therefore the car isn't stolen. The alarm did it's job, it's a deterent, not a cure.
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#29 Squiz

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:17 AM

nd the oldest rule in the book ......

Dont leave valuables in plain sight and anything nickable leave in the boot area :thumb:

How many thieves smash a window on a car that is old and looks like it has nowt in ?
Especially one that any thief knows they cant nick as it has an immobilser built into it.
I reckon its a good alarm and antitheft system for saying its factory installed...
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#30 JC

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:18 AM

Ford alarms are useless on escort IMO, as bro had one on his GTi, window got smashed lots of things nicked and no alarm sounds. IMO you need an alarm to go off in that situation, as thats one of the most common problems


why are they? they do what their supposed to do stop the car being stolen. if you want more you buy more.. but even then its a waste of time .. how many car alarms do you hear going off in a shopping car park and not one person is interested :rolleyes:


The Immobiliser is meant to prevent it being stolen. The alarm is the deterent, as i say IMO its a waste of time an alarm that doesn't go off when eg a window is broken and therefore doesn't do what IMO its meant to do, is a waste of time. And if one is going of i'm interested! :rolleyes:
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