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Alarm issue

Old 03-13-2019, 01:18 AM
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Recently when I lock the car with the fob or the key, the alarm will go off right away. If I unlock with the fob and then lock again while the alarm is sounding, the alram doesnt go off againno. Very embarrasing at 2 am...

Old 03-13-2019, 05:54 AM
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There are 2 things you can initially try, ...do a hard reset by removing the battery terminals from the battery and holding them together for about 20 seconds to bleed of any excess energy and wait another 2 minutes then reapply the terminals. This should reset the system.
Another way (my preferred way) if that doesn't work is to disconnect the DDM control unit in the drivers door (see attached) for about 2 minutes and reconnect to reset the security block.

If neither of those work (which is rare), you may have a faulty module or microswitch indicating an open circuit and setting off your alarm.

For future reference, bookmark this site.... JagRepair.com - Jaguar Repair Information Resource
...from that link, download this for review... http://www.jagrepair.com/images/Auto.../jagxj1999.pdf

If you need to replace a possible faulty control module, review the attached pdf at the bottom of this post.

Hope this helps...if so, let us know, ....if not, let us know and we'll see where to go from there.

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