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Has anyone had any trouble with their security system?

It appears that the padlock light doesn't light up at the key on position. However, if I open the door and push the fob lock the system chimes, after the door is shut and I push the fob lock again the padlock light comes on. I don't think this is correct as two of my other GM vehicles' padlock lights light up when the door is open and the fob lock is pushed.

I hate to take my SSR back to the shop as I never know what will happen after I get it back.

Maybe I should have placed the fob under my chin to get it to work???????
 

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Going to check mine out in the garage. Mine system has always worked fine but I don't know if I paid attention to the lights.
 

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Mike I checked on GM service informatiom and that is the way it works. also i should point out that in the owners manual it states you can disarm the alarm with either the key fob or use the key in the door lock, but the alarm won't disarm with key. I found that out with mine and i check the other two we have on the lot and they both are the same, so i called GM tech asst and they said that the owners manual is wrong. so if you use the key to unlock the door the alarm will go off.
 
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Thanks Wingrider & Wildcat66. I appreciate the responses, it helps to know the experiences of others. :)
 

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Thanks Wingrider & Wildcat66. I appreciate the responses, it helps to know the experiences of others. :)

I just made it eaier for me and my better half. We put a second alarm on our truck. We use both we we go out to certain areas. other times I use one or the other. When at home I use both. The reason for the second arlam is because I found out from the dealers service shop is that all a thief has to do is put a screw drive in the door key lock and turn. If the doors unlock the alrm is deativiated. meaning that they can now still your truck and the alarm will never go off. I just added a viper alarm that cost me 250.00. Does everything I need it to do.
 

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Les,

What exactly did the Viper provide when you state that it does everything you need it to do? I too have been thinking about adding a second alarm....

Rick
 

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Les,

What exactly did the Viper provide when you state that it does everything you need it to do? I too have been thinking about adding a second alarm....

Rick

It added the security I needed. There is only way to by pass the alarm and that takes a combination key and by pass switch. Or you disarm it with the remote. When the alrm goes off it shuts off ignition to the engine. So you can't start the vehicle. Has motion senor so if lifted by a tow truck the alarm will sound. But when used with the factory alarm. It just gives me added protection.
 

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I just made it eaier for me and my better half. We put a second alarm on our truck. We use both we we go out to certain areas. other times I use one or the other. When at home I use both. The reason for the second arlam is because I found out from the dealers service shop is that all a thief has to do is put a screw drive in the door key lock and turn. If the doors unlock the alrm is deativiated. meaning that they can now still your truck and the alarm will never go off. I just added a viper alarm that cost me 250.00. Does everything I need it to do.

I hate to say this but it is still very easy to steal with the viper alrm on it... I will post how only if someone ask.
 

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I hate to say this but it is still very easy to steal with the viper alrm on it... I will post how only if someone ask.

But with booth alarms, it will make it a little bit harder. If any thief wants a vehicle nothing will stop them. But I can make it as hard as possible.
 

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Sent...And I know I might get some slack about knowing this and my login name but I never have doen it..I swear! :lol :lol :lol
 

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Sent...And I know I might get some slack about knowing this and my login name but I never have doen it..I swear! :lol :lol :lol

Don't warry. Groing up with police officers in and out of the house. I learned alot about what it takes to steal a car.
 

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But with booth alarms, it will make it a little bit harder. If any thief wants a vehicle nothing will stop them. But I can make it as hard as possible.

I too added a second alarm system. Mine was an alarm and remote start combo. It is an Avital Avistart 4400 2 way system. Do I think the alarm is going to stop a proffesional thief :rolleyes: Not a chance. Just doing my best to keep the honest people honest.
 

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I too added a second alarm system. Mine was an alarm and remote start combo. It is an Avital Avistart 4400 2 way system. Do I think the alarm is going to stop a proffesional thief :rolleyes: Not a chance. Just doing my best to keep the honest people honest.

I like the way you put that.

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Auto Theft

Spent 3 years working autotheft detail. Only car I ever saw that could not be stolen was a 73-75 VW. The bad guys could not get through the windows. Everthing else was easy pickins.
Mike :cool
 
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