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How to disable Chevy HHR annoyance....?

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Jan 24, 2020 - 5:00:55 PM
53449 posts since 12/14/2005

……. WITHOUT simply getting rid of the car!!

Unlocking and opening the door causes the horn to beep several small toots.
And if one is encumbered with ANYTHING, and is unable to QUICKLY get the key in and turn the key to the ON position, the horn beeps LONG and LOUD.

Any of you mechanic sorts know how to disable THAT feature, without simply disabling the horn entirely??

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:34:56 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13262 posts since 9/27/2007

It's gotta be in your manual somewhere. Wife's car does a small beep when you lock it . It annoys me when I drive it but not enough to fix it for her! The world is noisy enough as it is.

I hate all the stupid bells & whistles on new cars. I can lock my own doors when I want to thank you very much!

I'm always afraid it will lock me out if I leave it running when I get the mail. I always leave the door or window open.

Edited by - bubbalouie on 01/24/2020 17:35:39

Jan 24, 2020 - 5:53:12 PM
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OM45GE

USA

93336 posts since 11/7/2007

This ought to do the trick


 

Jan 24, 2020 - 6:16:24 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

13262 posts since 9/27/2007

Bill. I think that's more for if you see a snake or a spider nest in there. 

Jan 24, 2020 - 6:58:45 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2658 posts since 5/15/2011

Mike, the Oracle of Adelphi suggests:

1. lock your door with the key then open it with the key.

2. To disarm the alarm using the key:
. . . 1st turn left and unlock
. . . 2nd lock the door. Locking disarms the alarm.
. . . 3rd unlock the door.

Worth a try.

yours in horn hating,
Chris.

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:36:20 PM
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9228 posts since 2/22/2007

Directions for disabling the horn alerts may be hidden in your owners manual. Or do an online search, there are forums for every model, and somebody knows the deal.

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:41:42 PM

9014 posts since 8/22/2006

My wife had a HHR she didn’t keep it long. Now my wife is not petite but she’s no robust either. One day we were driving along and I noticed the window size and just mentioned. Babe if you ever needed to be extracted or you need to escape this vehicle via the driver side window good luck your behind is going to be a tight fit. She didn’t keep the car to long after that conversation.

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:03:42 AM
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OM45GE

USA

93336 posts since 11/7/2007

Mike,

I found this “Getting to know your HHR” on line. It has an overview on setting the lock “chirp” feature on pages 4 & 5. It doesn’t give specifics on how to turn it on or off but does show how to get into the system. 

Getting to know your HHR

Hope this helps. 

Edited by - OM45GE on 01/25/2020 03:04:03

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:26 AM

3065 posts since 7/8/2010

Mike. I have an 09 buick. On the fourth of July at ten at night my horn started honking. Then it would stop. Then it would start. I got the manual out to see where the fuse was for the horn. I lifted the hood but could not see very well with my flashlight. I got my needle nose pliers and drove down to a local gas station where the light is better. I extracted the horn fuse. Problem solved. I rarely use the horn anyway. Good luck, Pal.

Jan 25, 2020 - 7:27:34 AM

53449 posts since 12/14/2005

I pulled the fuse on my PREVIOUS HHR, but there were times I wished I had a horn.

The info about using the remote to unlock  seems to be related to actually HAVING a remote.

This vehicle does not.

I suppose I could go to a Chevy dealer and ask if they can produce one.

But, for THAT kind of money, I might just wire an OFF switch on to the horn.

Might get real slick, wire it so the horn won't blow UNLESS the car is ON.

Jan 25, 2020 - 9:56:19 AM

152 posts since 8/25/2009

My Hyundai Tuscon is a completely different car, but it intermittently has the same problem. Turning the key in the driver's side lock only unlocks the driver's side door; turning it twice unlocks ALL the doors, and prevents the problem. If your vehicle's locks work that way, turning the key twice may work for you too.

Jan 25, 2020 - 11:42:19 AM

53449 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Chris Meakin

Mike, the Oracle of Adelphi suggests:

1. lock your door with the key then open it with the key.

2. To disarm the alarm using the key:
. . . 1st turn left and unlock
. . . 2nd lock the door. Locking disarms the alarm.
. . . 3rd unlock the door.

Worth a try.

yours in horn hating,
Chris.

 


Doesn't work that way on THIS one.

Going to do some wiring.

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:18:59 PM
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OM45GE

USA

93336 posts since 11/7/2007

Was this any help Mike?

http://Getting to know your HHR
 

Jan 25, 2020 - 1:33:27 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16049 posts since 6/5/2008
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My 1997 Suburban had a few annoying alarm features.
I went to a big-time lock and key place, maybe 2015 ( GMC truck dealer's advice over the Parts Counter). Needed new key fobs, anyway.
Guy went outside with a computer and connected it to a port, under the dash board.
Not 5 minutes later, he said: " all will be quiet from now on."
Did not even open the package to program the new key fobs.
It can be done.

Jan 25, 2020 - 1:36:51 PM
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2195 posts since 7/20/2004

A chat with your local Chevy dealer is in order. If the HHR is anything like my Jeeps, there are certain functions that can be altered via a computer plugged into the OBD reader. It sounds like your car is expecting the presence of a remote to defeat the anti-theft system. If you don't want to pay for a new remote, it's possible the dealer may be able to turn the system off.

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:57:48 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2658 posts since 5/15/2011

quote:
Originally posted by mike gregory
quote:
Originally posted by Chris Meakin

Mike, the Oracle of Adelphi suggests:

1. lock your door with the key then open it with the key.

2. To disarm the alarm using the key:
. . . 1st turn left and unlock
. . . 2nd lock the door. Locking disarms the alarm.
. . . 3rd unlock the door.

Worth a try.

yours in horn hating,
Chris.

 


Doesn't work that way on THIS one.

Going to do some wiring.


Bummer.

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:06:33 PM

hexx

England

2759 posts since 8/16/2009

get a quote first from a vehicle locksmith if I were you, consider extra payment for additional work if your wiring work messes the passkey digital module.
a link in the U.S.A
carskeyreplacement.com/chevrol...mith.html

i have a direct number for you: 844 653 6539

there are quoting $150 - $250  i just called them...good luck!

Edited by - hexx on 01/25/2020 16:21:07

Jan 25, 2020 - 5:15:32 PM
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Brian T

Canada

16049 posts since 6/5/2008
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$70 for the GMC dealer to do it.
$20 for the big lock & key place to do it.
You do the math.

Yes, that alarm module can be shut off.
I live in peace. There are more than enough uninvited intrusions.

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