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Chevrolet Cobalt, Security System, Coupe, Sedan
#23 of 50 2005 Cobalt Theft Alarm Deactivation
Jul 25, 2007 (4:52 am)
According to the vehicle owner's manual, the theft alarm is suppose to deactivate when using a key to unlock the driver's door. Mine does not. If the vehicle is opened with a key the horn will toot until the ignition is turned on. The alarm will work as it should using the remote key ring tranmitter, but unfortunately we have multiple drivers of this vehicle and not all have the transmitter.
I had the dealer check into the problem and they informed me that the alarm is working as it should. That the alarm will only deactivate when the ignition is turned on if the vehicle is entered using a key. This would indicate that the owner's manual is in error. I contacted a Chevrolet Customer Service Rep for a definative answer, but they weren't much help and they referred me back to the dealer.
I was wondering what experience other 2005 Cobalt owners are having with the alarm deactivation?
#24 of 50 Re: 2005 Cobalt Theft Alarm Deactivation [majesticwi]
Jul 25, 2007 (2:32 pm)
I don't own a Cobalt but a 2005 Equinox. They all got the same alarm system and they work the same. You realy need the transmitter to deactivate the alarm when you get in the car or else the alarm will be activated if you unlock the door manually. You get a couple of seconds to put your key in the ignition. Or be prepare to hear the horn if you're not fast enough.
#25 of 50 Re: 2005 Cobalt Theft Alarm Deactivation [majesticwi]
Jul 25, 2007 (6:56 pm)
I have a 2007 with 900 miles on it and I noticed the same thing. I thought It was me.
#26 of 50 Re: 2005 Cobalt Theft Alarm Deactivation [rlenker]
Jul 26, 2007 (3:25 am)
No guys, I'm the one with the 05 Equinox (grosloup). The first month I was freaked out by that alarm system until I understood how it worked. Yes (Majesticw and rlenker), I think we've been trough the same thing with the alarm system and we're not the only ones.
That's the way it's suppose to work.
#27 of 50 Re: 2005 Cobalt Theft Alarm Deactivation [grosloup]
Aug 21, 2007 (4:33 am)
To all those who have replied, thanks for the feedback.
I will assume at this point that the alarm is working as it should and that the owner's manual is in error.
Thanks again for the help!
#28 of 50 Re: 2005 Cobalt Theft Alarm Deactivation [majesticwi]
Oct 15, 2007 (2:57 am)
I have a 2007 Equinox . Same problem. It is not you. And That is 'not how it is supposed to work' Because my owners manual specifically states the key or the remote will deactivate the alarm. Besides , what sense does it make to have the alarm go off with the correct key? I know the rental car companies are not happy - customers lose the remotes all the time. Keys are easy to replace, not so remotes. This is an obvious design flaw, plain and simple. I called my dealer serv mgr out on it . Same stupid answer, even though the manual stated otherwise. I wish they would just be honest about it .
#29 of 50 Security Lock Icon on Warning Light Display Panel
Mar 15, 2008 (12:09 pm)
My problem is with the secure lock icon on the display panel. It occasionally locks when trying to start my vehicle. I'm able to start it if I leave it and try again in about half an hour. Dealer has been no help since it starts for him each time and they aren't able to record a code for the problem. If anyone has had similar problems I'd appreciate any insight to a solution as I really love this car but dependability is important.
Thanks in advance for any help!
#30 of 50 Re: Security Lock Icon on Warning Light Display Panel [dmatheso]
Mar 16, 2008 (4:39 am)
This probably has nothing to do with it but when you take it to the dealer do you remove all other keys except the ones for the car? I have read many times if having too many keys the weight can effect the ignition.
#31 of 50 Re: Security Lock Icon on Warning Light Display Panel [poncho167]
Mar 16, 2008 (5:16 am)
Thank you for taking the time to suggest something. I only have only the one key on my keychain but I did have several at one time. I still have the problem.
All the best!
Oct 30, 2008 (3:02 pm)
i have had the same problem as post #1.. in my case the remote quit working completely and a new battery did not help.. so what i did was remove the fuse that goes to the horn in the fuse box..the lights still blink for a few seconds as if the alarm were going off but the horn odviously would not go off.. of course this means that when in traffic and you want to use the horn it does not work but, this is a viable solution