Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 16:20:26 GMT From: "Geoff" <Jeffe_Verdenopsamail.com> Subject: Re: Alarm Diagnostics Instructions?
Fred E. Davis wrote in message <362eaf79.5688983nopsamews.worldnet.att.net>... >On Tue, 20 Oct 1998 10:45:39 -0400, >rlyonsnopsamoot.com.for.the.love.of.god-die.spammer (bobgoblin 2000) >wrote: > >Yuck. I guess the alarm on the '93 models was quite different then. It >is /much/ for kind to the user by imposing no time limits. In fact, >it's one of the nicest ones I've ever used. Unlocking the trunk will >disable the alarm while open, then turns itself back on after the >trunk lid is closed (the trunk is *always* locked, and can only be >opened with a key or the driver's door button). Oh- that's much nicer than my '91 9000. *ONLY* the drivers door will disarm the alarm, so I have to go to my door, unlock the car, back to trunk/passenger door, put the bag/girlfriend in, back to the drivers door, get in (making sure bag/girlfriend go in appropriate place :-). I think they did it this way on purpose to help motivate owners to upgrade to the keyless remote. On your '93, does the driver's door trunk switch *always* operate, regardless of the ignition being on/off? I think this is a *really* lame design. Once someone's gained access to the cabin- whether break-in, window left down, valet, whatever- they're in your trunk as well. So much for secure storage! The only logic I can see behind this, is the designers figured that is someone wants in your trunk, they're going to get there, so this way they just break a window, instead of usign a crow bar. Geoff