Originally Posted by twitchsbrew
First of all, I just purchased a used 2007 Roadtrek 170 Popular and absolutely love it. All has been well for about a week, but now every time I open a door my horn alarm goes off. I try pushing every button on the remote (there are lock, unlock and horn buttons) to no avail. Pushing the horn while the horn alarm is going off only seems to change the cadence at first, then I guess it finally turns it off. I can get in the vehicle and start it up, the alarm still keeps going, then finally quits (i think when the door closes). But if I open the door (even with the vehicle still running) the alarm goes off.
It's embarrassing cause I can just "feel" my neighbors getting annoyed...haha
Any suggestions on how to stop this or get it out of whatever alarm mode it's in? It used to honk every time it locked and unlocked, now it seems to be perpetually armed.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Next time it happens, try pressing the unlock button and holding it for a 2 count. Most lock/unlock fob controlled alarms disarm by the unlock button. If that doesn't work try a quick press of the unlock button next time it happens.
As for why it's happening, unless Roadtrek added a secret after market alarm, or modified the factory alarm system somehow, I'd visit the local Chev or GM dealer, and ask them what's happening.
It's not fun when the alarm system starts driving you nuts. Been there, done that. My truck has a similar alarm issue, unexpected / unpredictable activation, which has resulted in me affectionately naming her "Christine".
I just looked at the 2007 Roadtrek OM and there's nothing in it about the vehicle alarm system, so I'm guessing it's a GM/Chev chassis issue.