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Only alarm remote faulty!!!

Postby blindnz » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:52 pm

So I dropped my keys last night and this morning my alarm want disarm with the only remote I have. The red light still goes on the remote and has had a battery about 3 months ago. (Mongoose Alarm)

WTF do I do?
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Postby Sideros » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:05 pm

ask your local car thief to show you how to get around it?
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Postby blindnz » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:15 pm

I could get in pop bonnet pull battery ect then rip out the imobilliser relays. but i would like to keep the alarm intact
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Postby Dell'Orto » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:28 pm

Buy a new remote? Not usually a major unless its really really old.
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Postby blindnz » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:50 pm

Don't I have to disarm it first? I only have the one remote so can't disarm it.
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Postby Dell'Orto » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:59 pm

Disconnect the battery and back up (if its got one) it'll reset so you can program the new remote
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Postby blindnz » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:14 pm

Yeah mongoose have the instructions on how to program the remote online!

Bonus for me.
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Postby Obsessive » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:33 pm

I've PM'd you some info that should help. Let me know how you get on.
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Postby solitaire » Tue May 01, 2012 6:32 pm

blindnz wrote:Yeah mongoose have the instructions on how to program the remote online!

Bonus for me.

Can you send me the link? My wife is trapped in welly and we have a spare remote from our other car but need to program it as she needs to come back to auckland

Urgent :evil:
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Postby Obsessive » Tue May 01, 2012 6:35 pm

solitaire wrote:
blindnz wrote:Yeah mongoose have the instructions on how to program the remote online!

Bonus for me.

Can you send me the link? My wife is trapped in welly and we have a spare remote from our other car but need to program it as she needs to come back to auckland

Urgent :evil:


http://www.mongoose.co.nz/owners-manual ... urity.aspx
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Postby solitaire » Tue May 01, 2012 6:49 pm

Obsessive wrote:
solitaire wrote:
blindnz wrote:Yeah mongoose have the instructions on how to program the remote online!

Bonus for me.

Can you send me the link? My wife is trapped in welly and we have a spare remote from our other car but need to program it as she needs to come back to auckland

Urgent :evil:


http://www.mongoose.co.nz/owners-manual ... urity.aspx
argh, sorry i was on the mongoose website but could not see it. :roll: found it now you sent link - thanks :D
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Postby Obsessive » Tue May 01, 2012 6:53 pm

solitaire wrote:
Obsessive wrote:
solitaire wrote:
blindnz wrote:Yeah mongoose have the instructions on how to program the remote online!

Bonus for me.

Can you send me the link? My wife is trapped in welly and we have a spare remote from our other car but need to program it as she needs to come back to auckland

Urgent :evil:


http://www.mongoose.co.nz/owners-manual ... urity.aspx
argh, sorry i was on the mongoose website but could not see it. :roll: found it now you sent link - thanks :D


No worries,

I'm based in Wellington so feel welcome to contact me if your wife gets stuck. I'm mobile too.
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Postby solitaire » Tue May 01, 2012 7:26 pm

Obsessive wrote:I'm based in Wellington so feel welcome to contact me if your wife gets stuck. I'm mobile too.
PM'd :D Lifesaver.

I had a read of your blog and disable auto imobiliser function on our hilux up here to try and talk her through it and while i am heard all the right chirps at the right time the bastard thing still imobilises.
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Postby Obsessive » Tue May 01, 2012 9:38 pm

solitaire wrote:
Obsessive wrote:I'm based in Wellington so feel welcome to contact me if your wife gets stuck. I'm mobile too.
PM'd :D Lifesaver.

I had a read of your blog and disable auto imobiliser function on our hilux up here to try and talk her through it and while i am heard all the right chirps at the right time the bastard thing still imobilises.


All fixed! Out of interest. what ever possessed you to get a Mongoose?
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Postby solitaire » Tue May 01, 2012 9:48 pm

Obsessive wrote:All fixed! Out of interest. what ever possessed you to get a Mongoose?
Legend man! Wife is significantly de-stressed now and less like to crush my balls like rotten oranges when she gets home :lol:

Re mongoose... dunno, back 15 years ago they were all the rage. The install job on the ls400 did not produce good results but i think the door sensors are intermittently faulty so it may not be the install job.

What would you recommend? Always keen to hear what the guys in the industry are keen on :D
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Postby Obsessive » Tue May 01, 2012 9:59 pm

Glad to be of service.

I noticed that the drivers door switch was a bit dodgy. Had to open the back door to get the remote to code. The door switches are probably the most unreliable part of Toyota's around that era. Hiace vans are shocking for faulty ones.

Still it's something I always check as an installer and advise people to get fixed.

In regards to which alarms I rate, my preferences are for Autowatch and Cobra. The website has a dedicated review section that explains why.

http://caralarm.net.nz/
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Postby solitaire » Tue May 01, 2012 10:34 pm

8O

That page on the different brands is pretty scary, looks like NZ standards are pretty shoddy - just like you blog states...
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Postby Obsessive » Tue May 01, 2012 10:43 pm

solitaire wrote:8O

That page on the different brands is pretty scary, looks like NZ standards are pretty shoddy - just like you blog states...


That's why the page is there, it's a shocking industry to work in and I just don't like seeing people get mislead into paying good money for crap!

We (I speak as part of the NZ vehicle security industry) are making money out of people on the promise of offering a level of protection. With this in mind everyone needs a bloody good shake, and many of us need to take a good look in the mirror to reflect on how honest they are being!
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Postby solitaire » Tue May 01, 2012 10:57 pm

Kinda shocking to see that the two m60s i bought that i thought were good security are fairly average.

Cobra next time :D
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Postby Obsessive » Tue May 01, 2012 11:01 pm

solitaire wrote:Kinda shocking to see that the two m60s i bought that i thought were good security are fairly average.

Cobra next time :D


They've been living off their name for a number of years now which is disappointing.
Mongoose must be aware that there are issues with the remote controls as they only offer 6 months warranty on replacements. Everyone gives 12 months!
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