Closed Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Reload Thread: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

  1. #1
    ohravi's Avatar
    ohravi is offline Member



    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    stockton ca
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    Whassup guys:
    Just had the Clifford Avantguard 5 installed on my car. Everything was working fine, up until a day ago when I realized that when I press the lock/unlock on the pad it makes my rear wiper move from side to side--extremely annoying.

    Because of this, I had my installer take off my aftermarket alarm and see if that was the problem. No problems there, the wiper will still move, no matter if you press unlock on the factory keyless entry or if you press unlock on the aftermarket alarm. In fact, even the inside door triggers don't lock or unlock the car when I press them. I have to manually enter and exit the car. I am pretty royally pissed! What can I do? I'm running out of options!


    Update:

    Ok,

    So I went to the dealer and they say that it might be my bcm! They want $900 for that **** thing!

    I can't believe it. There must be a cheaper fix. Please, anyone, anywwhere, please help me figure out a solution to this issues.

    I can't afford that exhorbitant fee--hopefully one of you can help me out--my installer is completely lost and can't find the issue.

    It makes no sense because it was working great up until yesterday when my car started trippin out...

    Please please please someone help!!!!

    Ravi







  2. #2
    jtomsic's Avatar
    jtomsic is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
    Age
    28
    Posts
    5,209
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    19
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    i've heard that alarms if installed wrong can seriously mess up some of your electrical controls in ur car.




    Headunit: Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD
    Subwoofers: (2)15" RE Audio XXX(05 model)
    Sub Box: Undecided..
    Sub Amp: Crescendo bc3500
    Speakers: 6.5" RE Audio XXX Components(soon to be 2nd pair in kick panels)
    Speaker Amp: Hifonics HFi100.2(for now...)
    Wiring: 2 runs of 1/0 throughout, XS Power battery in trunk,big 3 done, 270a alt, 1/0 accesories throughout
    Deadner: 75sq ft AT 60mil, 20sq ft Alphadamp
    Security: Crimestopper 2way alarm/remote start

  3. #3
    mattj's Avatar
    mattj is offline Resonant Engineering



    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Age
    30
    Posts
    6,293
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    If it worked fine before the aftermarket alarm, go after whoever installed it.



    (SUMMER)
    2001 Ford Mustang GT Premium
    Mach460
    Alpine CDA-9835
    KnuKonceptz Wiring


  4. #4
    immaculateaudio's Avatar
    immaculateaudio is offline the fiberglass-master



    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Plainfield, NJ
    Age
    35
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    it is the installers job to do the job right... take it back to the shop that installed it




  5. #5
    joshpoints's Avatar
    joshpoints is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    San Ma Tonga Central, CA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    3,165
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    Quote Originally Posted by jtomsic
    i've heard that alarms if installed wrong can seriously mess up some of your electrical controls in ur car.

    That's funny. He took it to a shop I did my alarm myself and every option I added functions perfectly with the relays and diodes I installed. Sounds like the alarm shop jacked up your electronics by wiring incorrectly.




  6. #6
    sumone's Avatar
    sumone is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,416
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    So I went to the dealer and they say that it might be my bcm!
    that's exactly what I was thinking...you could try doing some of your own investigating though...find out what type of door locks your car has, and verify the connections are correct....



    best sig of all time

  7. #7
    ohravi's Avatar
    ohravi is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    stockton ca
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    I think the dealer is trying to jack me though dude--- i went on my 350z forum and they said it shouldn't be the bcm, but it could be. I remember the installer said that he had to use dual pulse for the passenger side--the forum cats on my350z.com say that i should use another relay and maybe that will fix it all.

    we'll see--this kind of *****, b/c i wanted my stereo in before the lodi sound off competition.


    ravi




  8. #8
    squeak9798's Avatar
    squeak9798 is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    26,300
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    Whatever you do, don't dish out any more money. Even if something in your car is jacked up now...it is the stereo shop's responsibility to pay for it since they are the ones who screwed it up.

    Good Luck




  9. #9
    ohravi's Avatar
    ohravi is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    stockton ca
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    thanks man..still waiting for a solution




  10. #10
    X6369X's Avatar
    X6369X is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Age
    41
    Posts
    218
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ohravi
    we'll see--this kind of *****, b/c i wanted my stereo in before the lodi sound off competition.
    Still making it to the comp?




  11. #11
    ramos's Avatar
    ramos is offline Still learning



    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Virginia
    Age
    49
    Posts
    10,315
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    I have the same alarm system. It's not the alarm it's the install caused by the installer.



    5 % equipment
    90 % install
    5% beer

  12. #12
    ohravi's Avatar
    ohravi is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    stockton ca
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    Yeah, I'm still coming to the competition.




  13. #13
    iamamp3pimp's Avatar
    iamamp3pimp is offline Bass Heads Entertainment



    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Tampa FL
    Age
    32
    Posts
    13,103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    Re: My CLIFFORD Alarm jacked up my 350z, help!

    i may rethink installing it myself now....



    www.BassHeadsENT.net for all your custom enclosure needs
    Offering build service and expertise in the Tampa area as well as enclosures shipped nationwide!
    Robin@BassHeadsENT.net


    Check this thread for all the build logs being posted.
    http://www.caraudio.com/forums/suppo...ks-thread.html

Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Hooking a backup battery to an alarm system
    By GPoodle in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-23-2002, 02:16 AM
  2. Alarm Systems
    By CrazeFuol in forum Car Video, Security and Electronics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-12-2002, 09:46 PM
  3. Alarm Systems
    By CrazeFuol in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-08-2002, 11:09 AM
  4. Stock Alarm on Pontiac
    By Bumpin03 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-31-2002, 11:59 AM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-20-2002, 10:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts

1e2 Forum