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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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Clubman alarm keeps going off

Hi All,

57 reg cooper Clubman is now with dealer for the 3rd time to get the alarm sorted. It's been going off randomly when parked up. No animals, no time patterns or anything.

Each time it comes back the dealer claims to have fixed it but it keeps coming back.

Are the alarm triggers logged on the mini? I know with Clifford alarms you can recall the last few alarm triggers. Is something like this possible with the mini? It might help track the problem rather than have random parts of the alarm system replaced every time it goes to the dealer.

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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 02:29 PM
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The alarm triggers are logged on the system. I had this issue with my car, they reckon the sensor for the alarm is above the grill in front of the mood light toggles and is bonded to the roof. And apparently when this sensor had come off the roof and was hanging loosely meaning that any vibrations could have been setting the alarm off.

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do you have any electric gates or electric garage at/by your house?

we used to have electric gates at the house, and my mums Merc M-Class' alarm always used to go off - discovered it was to do with the signals from the gates....


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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 02:32 PM
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No gates or electrical stuff that I can think of nearby.

I think the first time the clubman went in for this the dealer carried out the fix for the roof sensor. Something about roof lining and wind was mentioned at the time. Sounds about right maybe.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Matt_MCSW (original)
Hi All,

57 reg cooper Clubman is now with dealer for the 3rd time to get the alarm sorted. It's been going off randomly when parked up. No animals, no time patterns or anything.

Each time it comes back the dealer claims to have fixed it but it keeps coming back.

Are the alarm triggers logged on the mini? I know with Clifford alarms you can recall the last few alarm triggers. Is something like this possible with the mini? It might help track the problem rather than have random parts of the alarm system replaced every time it goes to the dealer.

Cheers.

Hi,

I may be able to help you with this. My R56 hatch had been randomly been going off since I got it in Oct 07! Its now finally been sorted after I took it to another dealer! I wish i had done this in the first place! The car has been back countless times!

When the alarm goes off, do the indicators flash? There was an issue with the fusebox which MINI suggests the dealer replaces... Think mine has had 5! Anyway it turns out when the first dealer replaced alarm siren and tilt sensor back in 07, they damaged some of the connectors at the siren... thus the alarm going off for well over 16 months! Since the other dealer fixed this mistake, its been fine! This might be the same case for you if they have changed various bits of the system.

Good luck in nearly sent me chuffin insane!

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No gates or electrical stuff that I can think of nearby.

I think the first time the clubman went in for this the dealer carried out the fix for the roof sensor. Something about roof lining and wind was mentioned at the time. Sounds about right maybe.

I also had the software updated which may or may not have played a part.

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Old Feb 20th, 2009, 02:41 PM
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........When the alarm goes off, do the indicators flash?

......... nearly sent me chuffin insane!

Yeah, there's about 30-40 secs of alarm + indicators and then the indicators flash on their own for a while.

Fortunately (although not for my neighbours) the designated parking spot for the clubbie is out of ear shot of my bedroom window. I can safely assume that it's driving my neighbours chuffin insane

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For me the annoyance was that when you're parked in a 'dodgy' area, the alarm going off draws more attention to your car and people are more likely to look, or kick it (I would)!!

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Mine has gone off (On my Clubman) randomly before now, but only 3 times that I know of in a year, so didn't think a massive problem.

However, whenever I park at my in my local cinema car park where there are lads hooning around in cars with big exhausts on my alarm has been going off every time (The red LED on the rev counter flashes continuously to let you know the alarm has been sounding whilst you have been away from your vehicle)!

Too sensitive perhaps?
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........The red LED on the rev counter flashes continuously to let you know the alarm has been sounding whilst you have been away from your vehicle)!.....

Excellent. Is this true? I'll keep an eye on it in future.

Should have the clubbie back tomorrow, mini are modifying the interior sensor.... seems the sensor they replaced last time needs some attention.

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Excellent. Is this true? I'll keep an eye on it in future.

I'll second him, as soon as you unlock the car it will flash continuously.

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Hi,

I may be able to help you with this. My R56 hatch had been randomly been going off since I got it in Oct 07! Its now finally been sorted after I took it to another dealer! I wish i had done this in the first place! The car has been back countless times!

When the alarm goes off, do the indicators flash? There was an issue with the fusebox which MINI suggests the dealer replaces... Think mine has had 5! Anyway it turns out when the first dealer replaced alarm siren and tilt sensor back in 07, they damaged some of the connectors at the siren... thus the alarm going off for well over 16 months! Since the other dealer fixed this mistake, its been fine! This might be the same case for you if they have changed various bits of the system.

Good luck in nearly sent me chuffin insane!

Mine does this the alarm going off with no flashing, but I think it does it only when I lock the car with comfort access ... need to test it out so I can give accurate information to the dealer

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Quote: Originally Posted by Matt_MCSW (original)
Excellent. Is this true? I'll keep an eye on it in future.

Should have the clubbie back tomorrow, mini are modifying the interior sensor.... seems the sensor they replaced last time needs some attention.

Yes, confirmed this does happen. I think it may even say in the manual! Have you had yours sorted now?
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Had a new interior sensor and a small modification done to it and (touch wood) it's not gone off to my knowledge. I'm keeping an eye on it but fingers crossed it's now sorted. Thanks for the help.

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I had my car replaced after the alarm kept going off, it first started 4 days after getting the car, the dealer said it needed a new smart fuse box and updated software, none of which was available so thay got me a new car, which one year and 23000 miles later is great
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