Help!!!! Can't fix alarm problem on '90 Accord EX. Car's in
excellent condition, other than the alarm problem. Here's what
First, the car's battery went dead. Battery was old and needed to be
replaced (Not faulty or drained due to short). Put new battery in and
the car's alarm immediately triggered when I connected the battery
terminals. Alarm kept blasting, so I then disconnected negative
terminal, which of course stopped the alarm.
I then turned off what I think maybe the alarm's on/off interior
dashboard switch (Not sure since I bought the car used and the
alarm's an aftermarket alarm, not a Honda OEM alarm, and the switch
isn't labeled.) After that, I tried reconnecting the negative
terminal and, you guessed it, the alarm started blasting again.
To make a long story short, after trying a couple of other things to no
avail, I decided to snip the alarm's wire, which is located on the
car's motor-side firewall. That worked of course, but then,
strangely, the car's battery began to slowly loose its charge over
the following few weeks. I then recharged and tested the battery, and
it tested good. This morning I put the battery back in the car, touched
the alarm's wire together and the alarm, of course, immediately
started blasting again.
Do any of you mechanics in the group have any ideas whatsoever that
might help me solve the car's alarm problem. Would pulling the
alarm's fuse/breaker help! (Not sure where it's located or if
it's tied into another part of the car's electrical system.) I'm
at wits end and have no idea what to try next.
Incidentally, I'm not much of a mechanic so try to keep any ideas you
might have at the first grade level or, better yet, at the kindergarten