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Old 10-30-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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"car alarms and cold weather"

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Normally at this time of the year i tear out all of the car audio gear and place in storage inside were it is nice and warm. I have heard about people blowing voice coils from using their equipment in -10,-20 winter temperature even though they thought the temperature inside the car was warm enough with the heater on to play the stereo at moderate to loud levels.
When all my gear is out i would disconnect the alarm. My question is this.......I was told that it is common in the winter months for car alarms to go off due to the battery losing a little voltage when sitting overnight in frigid weather. Is this true??? I remember years ago i had a problem with a car alarm going off in the summer months for no apparent reason, later to discover that i had a weak battery that was the culprit.
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I wish mine only went off at random during the winter, but mine has a mind of its own and just goes off when it feels like it..
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I wish mine only went off at random during the winter, but mine has a mind of its own and just goes off when it feels like it..
........try putting in a new battery. Or test the one you have now. When i had that problem years ago not even the manufacturer could help. I put in a new battery, and all was well.
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same thing worked for me too
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Hey guys,

Normally at this time of the year i tear out all of the car audio gear and place in storage inside were it is nice and warm. I have heard about people blowing voice coils from using their equipment in -10,-20 winter temperature even though they thought the temperature inside the car was warm enough with the heater on to play the stereo at moderate to loud levels.
When all my gear is out i would disconnect the alarm. My question is this.......I was told that it is common in the winter months for car alarms to go off due to the battery losing a little voltage when sitting overnight in frigid weather. Is this true??? I remember years ago i had a problem with a car alarm going off in the summer months for no apparent reason, later to discover that i had a weak battery that was the culprit.
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what happens with the dead battery thing is, if the voltage drops to low the alarm will "think" it's lost power. When any alarm loses power, or if they've never had any(like when their new) they will automatically go off when they get power! During the winter especially during extreme cold weather the voltage can drop and cause this problem. It is however quite rare and not worth disconnecting your alarm for(in my opinion)
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