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Power sounder issues
« on: 21 November 2017, 15:41:30 »

Iíve got at 1998 2.5 Elite and the powersounder was going off at random times (mainly while driving).  There was no way to stop it but it would got off for 10 seconds at most.  Having read what felt like every post/article on powersounder issues I felt that a new powersounder would sort the issue.  Having acquired a new (manufactured in 2008) one and fitted it it seems to be going off more than the old one I took off.  Again itís mainly while driving or occasionally when parked up and locked.  Spoke to Vauxhall dealer who I bought it off and they were very helpful saying ďcheck the wiringĒ.  Iíve also spoken to a non-Vauxhall specialist who said it need to be re-programmed but I donít believe this to be true?  My next thought is to replace the main car battery but Iím not sure if this will sort it.  Could a poor main battery cause it to go off while driving?  Or is it more likely to be something else like the wiring? 
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #1 on: 21 November 2017, 16:06:41 »

Personally I would just take it off and chuck it in the Bin, there more trouble than there worth, let alone the Fire Risk issue.
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #2 on: 21 November 2017, 16:58:01 »

Have a read of DaveDNDs excellent post at the top of this Elec Help section, complete with horror pic ;D) Do as most of us have done, remove carefully, then sling it as far as you can. :D. Sorted.
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #3 on: 21 November 2017, 17:09:35 »

Yes I read DaveDNDís post and found it very helpful.  I would like to throw it in the nearest bin but it wasnít cheap.  Are there any other associated problems with just removing it?  e.g the Horn going off instead.  Does it need Tech2 (or similar) to say itís been removed?  Iím assuming from your replies youíve removed it from your cars.
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #4 on: 21 November 2017, 17:21:03 »

Yes I read DaveDNDís post and found it very helpful.  I would like to throw it in the nearest bin but it wasnít cheap.  Are there any other associated problems with just removing it?  e.g the Horn going off instead.  Does it need Tech2 (or similar) to say itís been removed?  Iím assuming from your replies youíve removed it from your cars.
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #5 on: 21 November 2017, 17:42:28 »

Yes I read DaveDNDís post and found it very helpful.  I would like to throw it in the nearest bin but it wasnít cheap.  Are there any other associated problems with just removing it?  e.g the Horn going off instead.  Does it need Tech2 (or similar) to say itís been removed?  Iím assuming from your replies youíve removed it from your cars.
Im not a Tech 2 Guru but I dare say there is some setting somewhere to say its been fitted or for dianostics, just unplug it and waterproof the left over cable plug, it doesn't need a Tech 2 or anything to remove it.

If you want to re cover some costs chuck it on eBay, fairly sure there a common item for various VX Models.





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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #6 on: 21 November 2017, 18:04:33 »

Just a thought before condemning the newly acquired Power Sounder.

I had a similar issue some years ago and traced it back to a bonnet switch that wasn't fully closing and causing the alarm to be triggered as it was acting like the bonnet was open.

Just bend the mounting bracket slightly to ensure the top button is being pushed down...not sure if it would effect it,setting alarm off, thought whilst driving
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #7 on: 21 November 2017, 19:39:47 »

Thanks for all your replies.  Nothing is showing up in the alarm log so I discounted it to do with the bonnet switch setting it off, or something similar.  Ironically it seems ok when itís parked up and locked...
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #8 on: 21 November 2017, 19:53:48 »

You can just unplug the bonnet switch for a few days if you wish, just to rule that one out, but that wont be the issue if the sounders going off while your driving I wouldn't have thought..
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #9 on: 21 November 2017, 19:58:17 »

Thanks for all your replies.  Nothing is showing up in the alarm log so I discounted it to do with the bonnet switch setting it off, or something similar.  Ironically it seems ok when itís parked up and locked...

.........which could mean the viabration when driving is shaking a loose connection and the brief break in the power is setting it off.

I had a problem with my power sounder and replaced it, only to find it still would go off when turning the key in the ignition. It turned out my battery was about to expire, so that was replaced and the problem ceased :D
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #10 on: 21 November 2017, 21:25:56 »

Thatís what Iím thinking it could be as simple as changing the car battery but thatís more expense if itís not whatís going to solve it.  It might be easier just to remove it then problem solved  :)
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #11 on: 21 November 2017, 22:34:57 »

If your 'new' sounder has been sitting on a shelf since 2008, then it could be just as knackered as one that's been in use.
Considering that they're a well-known cause of fires in various Vauxhalls, permanent removal is the way to go.
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #12 on: 21 November 2017, 22:57:34 »

And don't be tempted to keep it on a shelf etc, they still like to burn
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Re: Power sounder issues
« Reply #13 on: 22 November 2017, 23:03:05 »

Thanks for your help,  think it will be goin into the nearest bin!
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