Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

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Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by Genebaby » Wed May 16, 2018 9:23 am

Does anybody know what is up with the alarm being replaced every six years as a mandatory item?

I've never heard of that before. It seems very strange.


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Re: Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by Colin Lambert » Wed May 16, 2018 12:34 pm

EH? WOT?
Never heard of that on ANY car?
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Re: Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by Genebaby » Wed May 16, 2018 1:14 pm

It's in our schedule in Australia for the servicing information.

You can see the price for each service and not included, but necessary after six years is alarm replacement, which just makes no sense.


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Re: Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by Genebaby » Wed May 16, 2018 1:21 pm

Here is a screenshot.

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Re: Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by Kenny R » Wed May 16, 2018 2:29 pm

The alarm battery in my previous Yeti, and I believe other Skoda models requires changing at 6 years approx. I belive Skoda say the battery is a non replaceable item and just fit a new unit.
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Re: Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by duncanlowe » Wed May 16, 2018 6:55 pm

I'd expect it to be the alarm siren which has a rechargeable battery and they don't last for ever. Certain Vauxhalls / Opels became know for a failing battery causing the siren to go off in the middle of the night.
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Re: Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by Genebaby » Thu May 17, 2018 3:42 am

$427 for the sake of a battery? Bloody hell....


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Re: Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by Colin Lambert » Thu May 17, 2018 8:51 am

Why the hell don't they just use the 12v car battery????
Doesn't worry me. I have never kept a car 6 years in my life!!
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Re: Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by DaveM » Thu May 17, 2018 10:21 am

Colin Lambert wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:51 am
Why the hell don't they just use the 12v car battery????
Because if the thief disconnects the 12V car battery - or the owner accidentally leaves the lights on when parked and flattens the battery - the alarm wouldn't work.
(For the same reason, there's a separate battery in domestic alarm systems, so they work during a power cut.)
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Re: Alarm replacement in the service schedule?

Post by Colin Lambert » Thu May 17, 2018 10:32 am

Logical I suppose!
Frankly I don't think they are much deterrent. Who on earth does anything when they hear a car alarm going off. They are so uneliable it has turned into a 'shouting wolf' syndrome.
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