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Bizarre Alarm Problem on '99 Amigo


nodaclu
12-06-2005, 12:19 PM
Hi all,

I've searched and seen several posts where people have their alarms go off randomly, but I've haven't seen, or heard of anything quite like this before.

With stunning regularity (and usually about 2am in the morning - I'm *really* popular with my neighbors) my alarm will go off, and won't shut off until I go out and physically shut it off.

Now here's the weird part - the only time it does this is when the outside air temperature drops below freezing!!!

At no other time does the alarm ever malfunction. I temporarily solved the problem last winter by putting a small space heater in the garage. But I've moved since then, and can no longer put the Amigo in the garage.

I thought I had solved the problem by not setting the alarm at night, but lo and behold, it went off again at 2:20am this morning. This also happened to be the first night we dropped below freezing in 10 days - exactly the last time the alarm malfunctioned in the middle of the night.

If anyone can offer any thoughts on this, I'd really appreciate it. I've already checked the hood and tailgate pins, and can't find a problem there.

Thanks in advance,
~Mike

nodaclu
12-12-2005, 06:45 PM
Anyone, anyone? Bueller, Bueller? :)

Christine375
12-14-2005, 09:25 PM
Anyone, anyone? Bueller, Bueller? :)
You mean the alarm going off by itself at 3 or 4 in the morning ?? any ideas for me ?? i have a 1999 isuzu amigo and the only thing i can think that might have caused this is I had a car started installed can anyone help ??

Christine375
12-14-2005, 09:30 PM
[QUOTE=nodaclu]Hi all,

I've searched and seen several posts where people have their alarms go off randomly, but I've haven't seen, or heard of anything quite like this before.

With stunning regularity (and usually about 2am in the morning - I'm *really* popular with my neighbors) my alarm will go off, and won't shut off until I go out and physically shut it off.

Now here's the weird part - the only time it does this is when the outside air temperature drops below freezing!!!

At no other time does the alarm ever malfunction. I temporarily solved the problem last winter by putting a small space heater in the garage. But I've moved since then, and can no longer put the Amigo in the garage.

I thought I had solved the problem by not setting the alarm at night, but lo and behold, it went off again at 2:20am this morning. This also happened to be the first night we dropped below freezing in 10 days - exactly the last time the alarm malfunctioned in the middle of the night.

If anyone can offer any thoughts on this, I'd really appreciate it. I've already checked the hood and tailgate pins, and can't find a problem there.

Thanks in advance,
~Mike[/QUOT

I thought I was the only crazy one out there with this problem !!! only when it's cold out !!! I haven't read anything else on line either . I called isuzu they told me to call an alarm place who told me to call isuzu !!!

brayburks
12-30-2005, 07:26 PM
My 99 Amigo's alarm started going off randomly when it started to get cold. I read somewhere that it was the rear tailgate domelight switch. They said to just insert a washer behind the switch. It was a 5 min job. I added the washer and have had no false alarms since. Hope this helps.

Christine375
01-01-2006, 08:04 PM
My 99 Amigo's alarm started going off randomly when it started to get cold. I read somewhere that it was the rear tailgate domelight switch. They said to just insert a washer behind the switch. It was a 5 min job. I added the washer and have had no false alarms since. Hope this helps.

Hey Thanks !! At this points I will try anything !! Hopefully I will no longer have to deal with this !! thanks again

Christine375
01-01-2006, 08:04 PM
My 99 Amigo's alarm started going off randomly when it started to get cold. I read somewhere that it was the rear tailgate domelight switch. They said to just insert a washer behind the switch. It was a 5 min job. I added the washer and have had no false alarms since. Hope this helps.

Hey Thanks !! At this points I will try anything !! Hopefully I will no longer have to deal with this !! thanks again

JuanNYC
11-05-2006, 06:16 PM
I thought I was the only one with this problem on a 1999 Amigo. My alarm does the same thing at night when the temperature gets to the freezing point.. doesnt happen in the summer time ONLY the winter. DO anyone know how to fix the problem with the alarm issue on a 1999 Isuzu amigo?? please help

trooperbc
11-05-2006, 06:34 PM
I thought I was the only one with this problem on a 1999 Amigo. My alarm does the same thing at night when the temperature gets to the freezing point.. doesnt happen in the summer time ONLY the winter. DO anyone know how to fix the problem with the alarm issue on a 1999 Isuzu amigo?? please help

did you see and try the tip about the washer and tailgate light switch in post #5 above in this thread?

//bc

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