How to desensitize my car alarm?
April 4, 2007 2:47 PM Subscribe
How do I turn down my 2005 Corolla's alarm sensitivity or turn it off completely?
posted by nakedsushi to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
My alarm is too sensitive and I'm afraid of bothering the neighbors when it goes off while I'm not around to turn it off with the key fob. How can I turn down the sensitivity or disable it without having to go to the dealer (far away and always overcrowded on the weekends)?
The car is a 2005 Toyota Corolla. I had the alarm installed at the dealer and I don't think this is a factory alarm because it gets tripped from all sorts of random things happening OUTSIDE of the car with all the doors closed and locked.
Things that set it off:
- people who drive by and rev up their engines
- loud busses
- a big branch from a fallen tree getting blown into it by the wind
A co-worker took a look under the dash at the alarm to look for the little dial you turn to tune down sensitivity, but couldn't find it. I'm not sure what the alarm's manufacturer or model number is.
Does anyone have any suggestions on making the alarm less sensitive or turning it off completely?