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Hi,
No matter what I do, whether it be to disable interior alarm, slam doors, etc..the alarm goes off.
This could happen at any time...from every 2 minutes to gaps of up to 10 days. More often or not it goes at stupid hours ie. 0200 etc..which is not making me popular with the neighbours.
Is there any way I can unplug/turn off the speaker....I accept I cannot immobilise alarm completely so would be happy if it didnt make a noise
thanks
Jem :mad: :( :confused:
 

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good news....:d
all fixed.
I spoke to a friendly local Renault technician who informed me that contrary to popular belief it was possible to disconnect alarm.
1. Nearside rear quarter - remove interior panelling
2. remove foam
3. connected to bodywork frame is the cylindrical black alarm - clear wiring surrounding it for access
4. undo one of the bracket bolts - this will enable you to twist the alarm unit for easier access
5. Undo the 4 small screws
6. remove cap
7. pull out plug

HEY presto....:)
 

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Be careful though. Disconnecting the alarm will probably invalidate the insurance. Unless of course you inform your insurers that the car is no longer alarmed. They will then increase your premium slightly accordingly.
The Laguna is fitted with a Thatcham Cat 1 alarm - should anyone break into/steal the car the insurers are in their rights to void the claim as the alarm isn't on. I know the chances of that are pretty slim, but worth bearing in mind, as the immobilser still needs to be overcome to drive the car away by the thief.
 

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point taken about insurance but so does leaving the vehicle unlocked all the time which is what I was having to do so as not to wake the neighbours up. At least I can lock my vehicle and sleep easily not worrying if the alarm was going to go off...had to sleep with keycard in reach.
Technician informed me that it was likely that either one of the 2 sensors inside or the alarm unit itself was faulty.
This can wait until my next service when I will have to pay the extortionate Renault hourly rates for them to do problem find.
 

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Sometimes there are complete alarm systems for sale on ebay.
Now you know how to access the copntrol box you should be able to replace it quite easily. As far as I know the alarm module is just plug & play. Even if it isn't you will have saved yourself money by buying the alarm other than from a dealer, so will only have to pay someone to programme it. Assume an independant Renault specialist with the correct gear can do it a lot cheaper than a dealer.
 
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