NewBee requiring help

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourselves' started by joe carroll, Apr 16, 2019 at 5:37 PM.

  1. Dear Latebay, i am a newbee ( as my son calls new folk on Fortnite) i have just been lucky enough to purchase my 1st van from VW Downunder T2 viking. Paul was very helpful but not one of his. He has put me in touch with the previous owner who has answered most of my questions how things work which is good news. But i have a cobra alarm which i am told worked but now the siren doesnt sound, could someone recommend a specialist in south oxford/ high wycombe that could fix ( i know nothing about vans) this would be most appreciated joe
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  2. When the alarm is triggered, is there actually any power being supplied to the siren? If there is then surely it would be a simple job to wire in a replacement. Might save you a few quid if it’s an easy fix.
  3. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

  4. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    It hugely depends on the age of the alarm.

    If you have the original docs with model number have a look on eBay for someone selling new old stock of that model.

    An auto electrician can check for power getting to the siren, if there isn't any and the alarm is buggered you can have them swap the 'new' in easily enough, same if it's a faulty siren.

    If your insurance relies on a Cat 1 alarm you may need to get a whole new alarm anyway, or have your replacement if you use it recertified.

    Cobra are still in business, unsure if the have an approved fitter list on their website but they know who they sell to if you call them.
  5. Welcome aboard the rollercoaster...
  6. Welcome to campervan living :D
  7. davidoft

    davidoft Sponsor

    Nah, I wouldn’t bother, they will just wanna fit a new one :eek:
  8. Personally i'd just take the alarm off... an old alarm system is likely to be flakey and cause you problems, and won't offer much/any protection from someone who knows what they're doing stealing your bus IMO.

    Welcome btw. I'm north oxford, so not too far from you.
  9. welcome, the people are all warm, friendly and willing to share all their knowedge.

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