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Alarm goes off when it rains

I understandthat this was covered by a recall at one time. Anyone know if it still is and if not, how expensive is the fix? I live in Southern California and it doesn't rain too much, but waking up at 2 AM to the alarm is annoying the neighbors.
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Sorry I dont have any useful input, but I find this kinda funny.. never heard of this issue.

Sounds like a perfect example of british engineering. Lotus problems lol.

What do your neighbors say? 'Alarm goes off in the rain??? Yeah, right.. *damn motorheads.. grumble*'

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Mine used to go off when washing it. I haven't heard of it as a recall.

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I seem to remember this being covered before.

Have you tried a google search on LT?

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Youre driving in the rain? Did you turn off the rain sensor?

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If the alarms sensitivity is turned way up you could sneeze and set it off. Adjust your alarms sensitivity and it will help. Mine will still do it in a heavy down poor. Another option is to manually lock your doors when you know its going to rain.

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It is rain hitting the rear window. Nearly jumped out of my skin when washing the car with alarm armed. No recall I know of.

Solution: don't lock the car. No one is going to steal these cars.
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You actually wash your car..........?

I have made the same mistake several times. Don't arm it, you move the car while washing, something moves inside, and noise.

I have not heard of a recall either.

It will also go off when you are towing the car driving on a backass Georgia road with your wife navigating and you go over a massive RR track hump!

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Just for giggles how do you adjust alarm sensitivity?

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There are threads on adjusting the sensitivity that go back a few years on LTalk.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f320...itivity-39157/

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f320...-motion-85715/

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f320...-esprit-91145/

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Mine used to go off when washing it. I haven't heard of it as a recall.
+1

Now I put a towel in the gap behind the seats. That blocks the sensor and the alarm doesn't go off when I wash the car.

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