Hello everyone.. new member here, although I read this forum whenever I do have problems I can't tackle. I appreciate the info I've used so far.
I have a 2005 Uplander, about ~79000 miles. Never had any "major" issues. I've always had problems with panic alarm being very finicky and going off for weird reasons. I do not have a key fob for my Uplander.
Ok, so what's happening is now, seemingly out of the blue, whenever we use the power door locks to lock the doors it arms the alarm. This wouldn't happen before, Any action taken after the alarm is armed results in the panic going off, including opening the door, even after unlocking it with the key, starting it, closing the door, etc. It seems to just have a mind of its own. Yesterday it was going off while we were driving!! Honking and flashing lights driving through traffic at 5pm. Awesome. People got out of our way though...
Anyway, I thought maybe it was related to the power sliding door (we have passenger side only power sliding door) because everything I read on the net is related to the doors. Cleaned the sensor, ensured the door is closing properly. Don't see an issue. I even pulled the fuses to the door and left them out.. no change, still panic alarm.
I've checked the voltage on the battery. 12v while sitting, 14v when running. About what I'd expect right? I've pulled the battery cables and let it sit. I've held the two battery cables together (while disconnected from the battery) to discharge any capacitors and ensure a full reset. No change.
Oh, and I've also pulled the horn relay out so that I can work on this thing without my ears bleeding.
Barring a miracle, it looks like we're dealership bound tomorrow.
Is there a way to disable the panic alarm completely?? Is there something else I can do/check to make this thing stop! Help