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Old 11-01-2014, 08:51 PM
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Unhappy Vehicle Security System Alarm

hey guys CC here on 10/20/14 I took my 2011 ford Ranger to the dealership they put in this unit Vehicle Security System Alarm Part No: 7L3Z-19A361-AA
one module that came with the kit was defective so it took a few days to get another kit in. anyway long story short I went to pick the truck yesterday and the tech took no time with me in showing how it works all I had was a small booklet that they call an owners manual...lol.. so does anyone know where I could get the install manual for this system? the impact settings does not set the chirp off for a light impact and it does not set the alarm off for a heavy impact.....HELP!! i'm afraid if I take the truck back and tell them to take it out if they can not get it working right, then that will release them from any liability if I have electrical problems down the road....What do I do guys?
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:52 PM
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More than likley its a 3rd party vendor that does work on site for the dealer, best bet is to contact the service advisor and set up an appointment to adjust the sensor(s) and or go over them with you on the complete operation.

The alarm should ONLY go off in the event of an actual break in. "IF" it has an impact sensor on it it should be set to go off with a sharp hard impact to the rear C pillar in the back. Going all the way to the bed makes it overly sensitive and after awhile with your alarm going off all the time, when someone does make an attempt, NO one will pay attention to it.

Even a moderate smack to the window shouldnt set it off. Your alarm should be able to tell the difference between a cat jumping on the hood to someone actually trying to break into it.

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Some installers get lazy and zip tie the impact sensor to a shitty harness under the dash and it doesnt sense well... So when you get your appointment from service, ask if you can speak to the installer about his install technique and why he chose that mounting position VS say something on the body and in the center of the vehicle...
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:35 PM
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More than likley its a 3rd party vendor that does work on site for the dealer, best bet is to contact the service advisor and set up an appointment to adjust the sensor(s) and or go over them with you on the complete operation.

The alarm should ONLY go off in the event of an actual break in. "IF" it has an impact sensor on it it should be set to go off with a sharp hard impact to the rear C pillar in the back. Going all the way to the bed makes it overly sensitive and after awhile with your alarm going off all the time, when someone does make an attempt, NO one will pay attention to it.

Even a moderate smack to the window shouldnt set it off. Your alarm should be able to tell the difference between a cat jumping on the hood to someone actually trying to break into it.

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Some installers get lazy and zip tie the impact sensor to a shitty harness under the dash and it doesnt sense well... So when you get your appointment from service, ask if you can speak to the installer about his install technique and why he chose that mounting position VS say something on the body and in the center of the vehicle...
Thank you for getting back with my on this my friend. on the 3rd party deal. they actual used one of there techs as I had a chance to meet him. when I went to pick the truck up the Service manger said I could talk with the tech. but when I got there it was a different story. in the owners manual of 10 pages maybe if i'm lucky it states the shock sensor settings has an lite touch sensitivity can be increased or decreased, and so can the full shock senitivty. all I know for now is the truck could be jacked up and the wheels and tires robed from it as well as the fender flares...lol.. I mean I took the bed of the truck and shock it real real hard and nothing chirped or sounded the alarm. So I will make my appointment and go down there again.... I really don't think it's the tech fault, I think that the man that owns the ford dealership does not invest in his tech by sending them to short classes or semiars like car dealers did in the 80's and 90's.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:19 PM
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Thank you for getting back with my on this my friend. on the 3rd party deal. they actual used one of there techs as I had a chance to meet him. when I went to pick the truck up the Service manger said I could talk with the tech. but when I got there it was a different story. in the owners manual of 10 pages maybe if i'm lucky it states the shock sensor settings has an lite touch sensitivity can be increased or decreased, and so can the full shock senitivty. all I know for now is the truck could be jacked up and the wheels and tires robed from it as well as the fender flares...lol.. I mean I took the bed of the truck and shock it real real hard and nothing chirped or sounded the alarm. So I will make my appointment and go down there again.... I really don't think it's the tech fault, I think that the man that owns the ford dealership does not invest in his tech by sending them to short classes or semiars like car dealers did in the 80's and 90's.
So the unit has a 2 stage shock sensor, a light impact you should offer a chirp (or 3-5) a couple light impacts in succesion should trigger a full alarm mode as well as a hard enough impact to break out a window.

Unfortunately a shock sensor (depending on brand or type) may not be able to pick up or sense the vehicle being jacked up or towed, that is a tilt sensor and generally separate all together. Typically I've seen hundreds of people shake their vehicle and say "See, it doesnt go off when i shake it." I tell them find me someone whose gonna steal your truck that way I'll make it preventable.. lol

And as I stated, I'd ask to speak with the tech and explain to him what it is you want. If the service guy or manager gives you a hard time about that explain to him/her that "nothing is more valuable than yours or your techs time, than your time. You'd prefer to have him know exactly what it is your expecting and want and if that's not possible then you may have to have additional work/sensors added to give you that piece of mind. So in a polite way your saying STFU and take my money"

On an added note Unless theft is running rampant for wheels and Wheel well arches off Ranger trucks. I'd invest in maybe two different pairs of wheel locks and some not so common screws like Security Torx screws or square screws if you want to be that well protected. What your mostly protecting is the cab and the collateral inside.

I've done alarms and remote starts for a long time, not so much in the last 5-8 years but not much has changed other than having your phone be an unlimited range remote. The one thing that has remained constant is this. "If someone wants your truck bad enough, there gonna find a way to get it, all an alarm does is keep the honest man honest." Plain and simple..

Otherwise you write a check off to an insurance agent for why? NO smile, no Bday card? yea.. exactly
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:00 AM
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I took my little trip back to the dealership, and they re adjusted the alarm for me, and from the back of the cab to the tail gate James that damn thing would go off....lol... so I got on line and found final a pdf file thatshows me how to install, set the alarm to med. settings, and turn on other features like the door locks will lock when you place the truck in reverse....its cool how many things this alarm can do that that one horse town of a dealership had no idea on what it would do... there are about 7 or 8 banks you can go into on this alarm to change stuff man.. On a lighter note I have found someone that has got an awesome name in installing the lift kit. it will be here along with the body guards this week as well.... i'm excited for sure!!!!.. I will keep you posted brother. thanks for all your k=help man
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I took my little trip back to the dealership, and they re adjusted the alarm for me, and from the back of the cab to the tail gate James that damn thing would go off....lol... so I got on line and found final a pdf file thatshows me how to install, set the alarm to med. settings, and turn on other features like the door locks will lock when you place the truck in reverse....its cool how many things this alarm can do that that one horse town of a dealership had no idea on what it would do... there are about 7 or 8 banks you can go into on this alarm to change stuff man.. On a lighter note I have found someone that has got an awesome name in installing the lift kit. it will be here along with the body guards this week as well.... i'm excited for sure!!!!.. I will keep you posted brother. thanks for all your k=help man

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