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Re: manual does rule

Postby FDSpirit » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:41 am

Maybe someone here can answer this one. When I changed the tranny fluid on my car, we obviously had to jack the car up. We needed to use a piece of 2x4 to raise it high enough to get to the drain/refill bolts. Then my car started honking loud as hell. My car doesn't have an installed alarm, just keyless entry. It took about 10 minutes to find my keys, which were in my pockets the whole time :lol: . Anyway, wtf is it?
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Re: manual does rule

Postby theholycow » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:52 am

Was it going "Honk! Honk! Honk!" or just "Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonk!!"?

One long honk tells me a wire shorted out from frame twist that resulted from your jacking.
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Re: manual does rule

Postby FDSpirit » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:24 am

Definitely multiple honking. I don't have an owners manual with the car, so I don't know what it is. I'm guessing it is some kind of anti-theft thing, but I've never encountered something like it.
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Re: manual does rule

Postby watkins » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:54 am

Did you accidentally hit the button on the key while in your pocket? I do that from time to time.
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Re: manual does rule

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:17 pm

FDSpirit wrote:Definitely multiple honking. I don't have an owners manual with the car, so I don't know what it is. I'm guessing it is some kind of anti-theft thing, but I've never encountered something like it.

Movement sensor maybe?

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Re: manual does rule

Postby RITmusic2k » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:52 pm

That's the opposite of what I'd have expected. Many cars have tilt sensors on them, so that if the alarm starts going off from the car being jostled, but then one end of the car gets lifted a significant amount, the alarm shuts off because the computer assumes you're just getting towed for parking like an asshole.*

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Re: manual does rule

Postby wannabe » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:01 pm

exactly. thunderstorms the other night set off car alarms.
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Re: manual does rule

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:34 pm

paul34 wrote:...or explosives wired into your car are far more useful. unfortunately, the latter is illegal.

I've been thinking of wiring a tear gas grenade to an alarm system. :lol:

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Re: manual does rule

Postby FDSpirit » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:06 pm

I'd think it would be a tilt sensor. The panic button for my car is really recessed, and I wasn't the one lifting the car. I was standing up, making sure nothing went wrong.
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Re: manual does rule

Postby comingbackdown » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:40 pm

paul34 wrote:Never knew that, but I also find car alarms extremely annoying and stupid, as well as 90% useless. No one listens to them, they generally just go off when not needed, and the only time they're useful is when your car is parked outside your house and it goes off. But it has to be good, otherwise you're just going to ignore it and go back to sleep. And even if you do see someone breaking into your car, what are you going to do? Go outside with a sharp stick?

something like lo jack, or explosives wired into your car are far more useful. unfortunately, the latter is illegal.


Put a massive-ass amp in your trunk, and a giant speaker which, the moment the alarm is triggered, will play a clip of a woman screaming hysterically at, oh, around 100 decibels.
I'll bet you that one won't be taken lightly...
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Re: manual does rule

Postby watkins » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:01 pm

paul34 wrote:something like lo jack,

My friend's dad is the executive chairman of LoJack.
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Re: manual does rule

Postby LHOswald » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:29 pm

Put a massive-ass amp in your trunk, and a giant speaker which, the moment the alarm is triggered, will play a clip of a woman screaming hysterically at, oh, around 100 decibels.
I'll bet you that one won't be taken lightly...


christian finnegan, a comedian said that a good idea would be to hook it up to a huge speaker in your trunk and when it goes off it blares "WOOOOO WOOOOO WOOOOO. FREE BAGS OF WEED, FREE BAGS OF WEED HERE" it might not attract the type of people that you would want to help you, but it would be people nonetheless
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Re: manual does rule

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:34 pm

LHOswald wrote:christian finnegan, a comedian said that a good idea would be to hook it up to a huge speaker in your trunk and when it goes off it blares "WOOOOO WOOOOO WOOOOO. FREE BAGS OF WEED, FREE BAGS OF WEED HERE" it might not attract the type of people that you would want to help you, but it would be people nonetheless

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Re: manual does rule

Postby comingbackdown » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:31 pm

LHOswald wrote:
Put a massive-ass amp in your trunk, and a giant speaker which, the moment the alarm is triggered, will play a clip of a woman screaming hysterically at, oh, around 100 decibels.
I'll bet you that one won't be taken lightly...


christian finnegan, a comedian said that a good idea would be to hook it up to a huge speaker in your trunk and when it goes off it blares "WOOOOO WOOOOO WOOOOO. FREE BAGS OF WEED, FREE BAGS OF WEED HERE" it might not attract the type of people that you would want to help you, but it would be people nonetheless


"WOOOO WOOOOO WOOOO. HOT VIRGINS WITH NO INHIBITIONS, RIGHT HERE"...
Every single male within ten miles would run like hell to get there as fast as they could.
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Re: manual does rule

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:48 pm

comingbackdown wrote:"WOOOO WOOOOO WOOOO. HOT VIRGINS WITH NO INHIBITIONS, RIGHT HERE"...
Every single 13-18 year old male within ten miles would run like hell to get there as fast as they could.

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