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    Oh dear, my dad's car is making a REALLY loud noise and it's 2 hours till the AA get here.

    OK, so the car alarm went off 30 minutes ago nd this loud buzzing noise has continued ever since - deafeningy loud when you're next to the car, fingers in ears it's still deafening. We have unlocked the car, opened it up, diven it round the drive a bit (a few metres), opened the bonnet (pointless really, like we'd ever know what to look for or do!?). Neighbours have phoned as it's woken them up. It has woken all of us up. It is not the alarm noise, not 'nee nah' but a constant loud buzzing/humming and the AA say 2 hours.
    Whatever this problem is, I fear it's a biggie. Oh bum.
    Rant over! ... I fear I'm being a grumpy pants,sorry!

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    Oh dear, cant belive its going to take 2 hrs at night.

    Original Poster

    Oh, the point was, not just a sympathy plea but actually - anyone had this happen/know what the hell to do? Going to have to extend the apology to chocolates rather than the spoken word if it carries on much longer! Plus no sleep makes me a grumpy pants. It's an R reg mercedes c240 I think.

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    bellabonkers;2151912

    Oh dear, cant belive its going to take 2 hrs at night.



    It's all those people returning from the pub after the footie that have broken down. I blame them, hehe!

    someone tampered with the alarm system - messed up the wiring somehow under the bonnet?

    Disconnect the battery and that should disable any horns and alarms

    Banned

    Try putting the key in the driver's door, turn left and then right. If not, disconnect the battery.

    jocksteeluk;2151921

    Disconnect the battery and that should disable any horns and alarms


    Exactly what I was going to suggest, may well cause other problems (stereo, immobiliser etc.) but it sounds like those will pale in comparison to the disruption it's currently causing.

    John

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    myaser88;2151917

    someone tampered with the alarm system - messed up the wiring somehow … someone tampered with the alarm system - messed up the wiring somehow under the bonnet?



    You mean like someone tried to nick it and failed? Maybe, that would definately fit in with the alarm going off first. Only thing is we have a nicer car in the drive, if I was a car thief I'd go for the more expensive car.
    With the 2 hours AA, it's a toss up between them coming first or the battery running out!

    what kind of car is it?

    not a hummer is it?

    Original Poster

    I officially have a saint for a neighbour. A guy that knows cars came round and had a look (probably as the wife wasn't too impressed being kept awake, can't say I blame her!) and said it was a faulty alarm/horn and has now disconnected it. Hurrah! What a lovely man, wine and chocolates on their way to him tomorrow. Sleep for me. What a relief it's not a big expensive job to fix too. Thank you for your kind comments, you're all lovely. I have repped you for your kindness. One good turn deserves another 'n' all that.

    Original Poster

    Oh and I have cancelled the AA, should give some poor chap stuck somewhere with a broken down car a chance to get his car fixed earlier than expected.

    hdixon85;2151924

    You mean like someone tried to nick it and failed? Maybe, that would … You mean like someone tried to nick it and failed? Maybe, that would definately fit in with the alarm going off first. Only thing is we have a nicer car in the drive, if I was a car thief I'd go for the more expensive car. With the 2 hours AA, it's a toss up between them coming first or the battery running out!



    Worth bearing in mind that a more expensive car isn't always the most desirable. When my Rover Metro was broken into I was surprised as it was probably one of the lowest value cars in the area but apparently they are popular with thieves as they're very easy to sell on due to there being loads of them about. Newer more expensive cars can be more tricky to sell on.

    Glad to hear you've got it sorted for now though, what a pain in the neck for the middle of the night.

    John

    Johnmcl7;2151971

    Worth bearing in mind that a more expensive car isn't always the most … Worth bearing in mind that a more expensive car isn't always the most desirable. When my Rover Metro was broken into I was surprised as it was probably one of the lowest value cars in the area but apparently they are popular with thieves as they're very easy to sell on due to there being loads of them about. Newer more expensive cars can be more tricky to sell on.Glad to hear you've got it sorted for now though, what a pain in the neck for the middle of the night.John



    newer more expensive cars have dead locks and immobilisers and so older cars are easy to pinch
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