Factory alarm sensor
Ive got a stage 3/4 ford factory alarm on my '02 gt and I'm beginning to wonder, besides the kill switch, whats the point of it. First off the shock sensor is attached to the wire harness for the cruise control under the steering column. With it being there it has absolutely no chance of picking up a vibration off the cars frame or body (believe me Ive tried). It also doesnt have the option to move around and detect it if the car moves or someone gets in it. Ive detached the sensor from there and tried putting it some place sensible, like something metal, to pick up some vibration but the wire is all of 6 inches long leaving very few options to relocate the sensor. Also I noticed theres no "current" alert. Normally when you open a door on a car with a alarm and the lights turn on the alarm goes off but for some reason I can open all the doors and I get nothing. Ive opened the module and all the only switch Ive turned off was #1 so the horn didnt honk when unlocking the car. I know switch #1 is for the arm/disarm horn, #3 is for auto-alarm on/off but dont know what #2 or 4 are for. The question I have is, anyone else with this system have the sensor mounted under your steering wheel to the wiring? Also does yours go off when a door gets opened? And lastly is anyone having the same issues I am and what have you done to solve them? I know the alarms not the most important thing about this car but I live 1/2 mile from Detroit and have already had 2 of my cars broken into so I'd prefer that even though the red alarm light should deter people, if anyone did try and mess with the car the alarm would actually go off.