Before replacing our Proton Impian (2006) (AKA Waja) car alarm, it would go off randomly for about 60 seconds. The temporary solution was to disconnect the siren. Here’s how….
- Open the bonnet. (a) There’s a bonnet-release lever on the driver’s side as the dashboard curves into the footwell. (b) The bonnet has a double latch, so once the bonnet has opened as far as the first latch, you need to feel behind the front tip of the bonnet (“V”-shaped, where the Proton logo is attached), on the left-hand side, is another catch-release. By moving the second catch level by the right amount, the bonnet can be released fully. (c) The bonnet-support rod is along the left hand side, the tip of which is placed in a hole in the bonnet on its left edge.
- Locate the alarm siren. As you stand at the front of the engine compartment, the siren is back right, a rectangular box attached to the back of the engine compartment, at the top, and is labelled on the left side “Proton Digital Siren”.
- Disconnect the wires. Three wires enter a plastic connector, and three wires leave it and enter the siren. The connector needs disconnecting. On top of the connector is a small plastic “lever”. It needs to be lifted up, which allows the connector to be pulled apart. To help, I used some pliers to lift the plastic lever and hold the right-hand side, and another pair of pliers to grip the left-hand side, and pulled.