PROBLEM WITH ALARM DEVICE - PREVENTING REPAIR OF CAR.
1996 Isuzu Rodeo
May, 21, 2012 AT 4:19 AM
The Alternator went bad in the 1996 Isuzu Rodeo, and a mechanic friend of ours, who has been working on cars for quite some time, replaced it. We went to jump the battery and get the engine to start, and the car alarm kept going off as soon as the battery terminals were hooked up. The fuse for the alarm system was even removed, and the alarm still kept going off. The alarm system is preventing the battery from charging and the car from starting all together. What can we do? We really don't have the money to place it in a shop for something we may be able to do ourselves.
Also, the information blank didn't enter what I placed. The car has well over 100,000 miles on it. Not 1. Sorry for any confusion.
May, 21, 2012 AT 4:58 AM
The alarm system is shorted to constant power somewhere within the electrical system
Try unplugging the anti- theft connector in the left kick panel if it continues I strongly recommend you seek a more qualifying technician that's capable of troubleshooting the electrical system-I've been trying to pull up the anti-theft electrical wiring but to no avail. Sorry
When you say it won't start -Is it cranking over and will not start or just won't crank at all/nothing happens when you turn the key to start-
May, 21, 2012 AT 5:02 AM
@Rasmataz: It won't do anything but turn on the dash lights and do that very annoying horn honking alarm. No engine sounds whatsoever.
The horn button switch in the steering wheel could be shorted out check the too
May, 21, 2012 AT 5:56 AM
I guess my other question would be: If we completely removed the electrical feed to the security system. Would the car still start?
May, 21, 2012 AT 9:05 AM
The security system is tied into different circuits such as the starter motor disabling or fuel/ignition system, etc-hard to say if it'll work-again it depends how its wired to the electrical system-seek professional advice- I'm sorry I don't think I can help you any further-