Q: My car alarm keeps randomly going off at night or during a storm. I know one of my door sensors is messed up and it thinks it's op

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My car alarm keeps going off randomly. There is a problem with the sensor on the back drivers side door. It thinks it's open when it's closed tightly. Is there any way to stop the alarm from going off until I get to the shop and am able to fix it

My car has 157000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The alarm system cannot be bypassed to disable the alarm. you will need to locate and repair the defective door latch in order to fix the issue. I know this is not what you wanted to hear but the manufacturer designed it this way so someone cannot steal the car by disabling the alarm.

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