2008 pontiac vibe. I replaced the battery a few months ago and the alarm (aftermarket) did some weird things...now it's dead again and I can't jump it off. Does this have to do with the alarm system? Can I disable it? Help!!

Asked by Nov 15, 2013 at 03:17 PM about the 2008 Pontiac Vibe Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

1,465

After market alarms can be very malicious. I used to do road service for AAA. Anytime a vehicle had an aftermarket alarm it was almost always the culprit for the battery problems. What does the car do when you try and jump it? Nothing at all or does it make any noise? Also, certain batteries these days are not good quality such as sears and walmart batteries, I replaced A TON of new batteries from those places within a year of purchase, more than any other brand. I would start by ensuring battery terminals are tight and clean, then testing battery to be sure its not bad and then if that's not the problem I would go to whoever installed alarm. Taking battery out could have triggered something with alarm as it is meant as theft protecton, removing battery may have made alarm think it was an attempt to shut alarm down.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Vibe Questions

Pontiac Vibe Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 470
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 310
#3 Paul Washburn
Paul Washburn
Reputation 230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Matrix
47 Great Deals out of 1,303 listings starting at $1,790
Used Toyota Corolla
971 Great Deals out of 69,383 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota RAV4
877 Great Deals out of 63,991 listings starting at $1,990
Used Toyota Camry
1,194 Great Deals out of 83,788 listings starting at $750
Used Honda CR-V
968 Great Deals out of 56,814 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
850 Great Deals out of 84,348 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Focus
793 Great Deals out of 54,535 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3
383 Great Deals out of 29,117 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Prius
247 Great Deals out of 18,144 listings starting at $1,649
Used Honda Fit
88 Great Deals out of 15,183 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Escape
1,279 Great Deals out of 84,685 listings starting at $950
Used Subaru Forester
392 Great Deals out of 33,016 listings starting at $699
Used Honda Accord
1,043 Great Deals out of 67,783 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Elantra
637 Great Deals out of 41,445 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Pontiac Vibe Base For Sale
70 listings starting at $3,390
2007 Pontiac Vibe Base For Sale
83 listings starting at $2,200
2006 Pontiac Vibe Base For Sale
88 listings starting at $750

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.