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I have kia picanto and alarm keeps going on sometimes few

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i have kia picanto and alarm keeps going on sometimes few times a day.
Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Is your battery fully charged?
Customer: yes
Assistant: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: IT IS KIA FROM 2005
Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i took out some two fuses (from horn and something else) underneath the bonnet and I bought brand new battery i clean up door locks with wd40
Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: there is this only one problem
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My name is ***** ***** I’m reviewing your question and then will get back to you as soon as possible.
Rgds Greg
Do you have an aftermarket alarm fitted or an original alarm system .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is original one, I wish if possible switch this off completely or remove it somehow.
This is a good system and failures can happen .
There is no way to bypass all you can do for the time being is disconnect the battery when not in use.
The cause of this could be one of the following.
One of the door , hood , boot switch is not closing , bad car battery dropping to low in voltage . This you will see when trying to start it will be slower than normal.
But if you can get hooked up to a top level scan tool it will let you know which switch was the last to set off the alarm .
Most common switch to fail on the picanto is the hood switch then the drivers door switch .
If you need further assistance please get back to me anytime.
Even after accepting you can get back to me anytime without any extra charge.
Rgds Greg
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