Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: alarm keeps coming on for no apparent reason

asked by on

The truck is sitting in a garage where nothing can hit it, or loud noises are present. For some reason, the alarm goes on and I can't figure out what the problem is or what is causing it. Any insight would be great, Thanks.

A: Hi there. If the alarm is a factory alarm, ...

Hi there. If the alarm is a factory alarm, then the only way it should be set off is for an entry event to happen. One of the doors, rear hatch, or hood switches are causing the alarm system to go off. The system could be scanned by a WDS system from Ford, or equal, to know what door is causing the false alarm. Also, that particular door has a switch that could be checked and diagnosed to make sure any doubts are eliminated. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the electrical components of the vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Battery is dead and engine doesn't crank

Hello! I'll be happy to assist you. I believe the issue may be the ignition key tumbler. The wires inside of the steering column connecting to the ignition key tumbler to the steering column tend to break. The wiring may...

Q: Shifting issues after a while

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1984 Ford F-150. Start with the simplest of things and make sure it has the right amount of transmission fluid in it as this is often times overlooked. Secondly, I would drop...

Q: After shifting into gear, i can accelerate but then there is no power to accelerate.

Does it feel like the transmission is slipping? If you are leaning into the throttle and the engine speed is increasing, but it feels like the vehicle speed isn't increasing as it should, it may be time for a new...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.