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Post by Ginger Jim on Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:23 am

Experiencing a problem with the alarm/horn and wondered if anyone else had a similar problem.  Camping in St. Davids last September around midnight the alarm suddenly started up and the only way to stop it was to disconnect the battery, hoping not to have disturbed the rest of the campsite.   The next day decided the only answer was to return home as we couldn't lock the van and leave it unattended for fear of the alarm going off again.    The van went into the garage for an MOT and the Engineer thought the problem stemmed from the activator on the driver door and fitted a new one (costing £280).    The problem still persists and the Duetto is now on my drive with the battery disconnected and we are unable to use it until a solution is found.    Has anyone got a suggestion, please.  I'd love to hear from you.

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Post by Paulmold on Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:21 am

Alarms are not normally fitted from new , just immobilisers unless Fords are different so I would think the alarm is an aftermarket fitting. If you can find the alarm itself, there should be a fuse somewhere near. Remove the fuse and at least you should be able to use the van and just lock it.
Welcome to the forum by the way. I'm sure more help will be along shortly.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:22 am

Hi Jim
Welcome to the forum from Bridlington ,someone with a similar van should be able to advise later, is Sams cafe still in Otley?
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Post by Ramblers on Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi Jim and welcome to the forum from Leicestershire  wave.

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Post by Ginger Jim on Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:31 pm

Hi Burlingtonboay

Hope you didn't get flooded out last week.   Re. Sams café, don't recollect that one.   Did you mean Dunnies by the River, if so, its now been replaced by Sheltered Housing for the older generation.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:06 pm

Ginger Jim wrote:Hi Burlingtonboay

Hope you didn't get flooded out last week.   Re. Sams café, don't recollect that one.   Did you mean Dunnies by the River, if so, its now been replaced by Sheltered Housing for the older generation.

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Thanks for the concern Jim, high water levels generally hit the lower harbour area ,not up here own the north side of Bridlington .
I've just had a look at google earth and SAMs cafe was we're Chevins chip shop is now (Boroughgate) ,I used to drive for Hymas and passed through Otley daily.
Used to get a steak pie, chips and mushy pies ,plus a large tea for 26p , those were the days.
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Post by modelman on Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:05 am

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. drinksallround

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Post by Ginger Jim on Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:42 pm

The café you refer to was Tommys Café, and that disappeared many years ago.   Had many a fry up there myself.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:21 pm

Ginger Jim wrote:The café you refer to was Tommys Café, and that disappeared many years ago.   Had many a fry up there myself.
My have got the names mixed up   scratch head  However this was back in 1973/4
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Post by Askit on Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:29 pm

Welcome to the forum Jim  up!

You might want to copy your alarm issue to the van conversion thread in case it gets missed here.

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Post by roli on Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:11 am

Welcome to the forum.  How old is your Duetto? The Mk7s did have an alarm fitted by Ford

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Post by Ginger Jim on Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:41 am

Hi Roli

My van was first registered in 2003, if that was any help.

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Post by Roger Shaw on Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:42 pm

Hello Jim,welcome to the owners forum,dodger,South Yorkshire
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Post by Jaytee on Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:04 pm

Hi Jim and a big welcome to the forum from Filey allthumbz

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Post by bantamblade on Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:43 pm

Hello Jim and wecome from Gloucestershire allthumbz

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Post by Ginger Jim on Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:04 pm

Hi Again,

Purchased the Duetto second hand in 2009 from the original owner via a Caravan/Motorhome Agent in Ilkley.   I have all the original documents, including all bills and the original delivery details from Autosleeper via Marquis and the Autosleeper handbook.   I have trawled through all these documents and can find nothing on alarms.   Obviously, no alarm was fitted once it was handed over to the first owner.  Sorry I have no idea it this is a Mark 7, as no information on that is given.   I'm still scratching my head!.

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Post by bantamblade on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:35 pm

Hi Jim i run my own garage,will contact my Ford parts supplier tomorrow and try and get some info,if that year transit was fitted with an alarm........Dave allthumbz

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Post by Ginger Jim on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:27 am

Many thanks Dave.   Await your feedback with interest.

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Post by bantamblade on Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:55 pm

Hi Jim,i phoned the boys at Ford and they said it could be fitted with a Cobra alarm which Ford would fit but supplied by Cobra,the warranty was usual 3 years but was covered by Cobra not Ford. It worked off the key fob. If you contact your local Ford dealer with your registration number,they should be able to tell you if one had been fitted to your vehicle. I hope this has been a help to you .......Dave allthumbz

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