Do You Have an Armed Guard G Force Alarm Installed??


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Do You Have an Armed Guard G Force Alarm Installed??

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Hi,
I'm having an unbelievable problem in which I'm hoping someone can help me with. I have a 2004 Honda Goldwing that I installed an Armed Guard G Force alarm back in 2004. This alarm has been flawless and I'm just now in the need of replacing batteries in both remotes. I removed the batteries out of each remote which holds two of the CR2016 type batteries stacked (for some reason) in each one. I did observe how they were stacked upon removal. Now, no matter what configuration I place the batteries in, I can't get either remote to work. The red light won't even light up on the remote. I even tried replacing the old ones. Both remotes were working, triggering the alarm just prior to me removing the batteries. I'm just replacing them due to the red light looking a little weak in each one. If anyone has any idea of what could be the problem with this simple battery replacement, I would sincerely appreciate your input. Thank you. Ray



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Re: Do You Have an Armed Guard G Force Alarm Installed??

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Ray&Paula wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Hi,
I'm having an unbelievable problem in which I'm hoping someone can help me with. I have a 2004 Honda Goldwing that I installed an Armed Guard G Force alarm back in 2004. This alarm has been flawless and I'm just now in the need of replacing batteries in both remotes. I removed the batteries out of each remote which holds two of the CR2016 type batteries stacked (for some reason) in each one. I did observe how they were stacked upon removal. Now, no matter what configuration I place the batteries in, I can't get either remote to work. The red light won't even light up on the remote. I even tried replacing the old ones. Both remotes were working, triggering the alarm just prior to me removing the batteries. I'm just replacing them due to the red light looking a little weak in each one. If anyone has any idea of what could be the problem with this simple battery replacement, I would sincerely appreciate your input. Thank you. Ray
Have you checked the new batteries to make sure they are good? I've bought new CR-type cells before that should have 3.7 volts each, and were showing about 0.4 volts right out of the package.

Are the contacts in the remotes making contact with the batteries?

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Thanks for the help. I just checked the batteries and they both show 8.2 mA each. These batteries are rated a 3 volts each. If I'm not mistaken, 1.5 volts = 4 mA therefore, these are showing a full charge. As for the contacts, there are three off see prongs approx. 1/4" each that are raised off the surface, not smashed down. There is also a prong that is offset on one side for the remote button for transistor board contact. This prong is slightly higher than the battery prongs. Thanks again for the help. Ray
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Ray&Paula wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:05 am
Thanks for the help. I just checked the batteries and they both show 8.2 mA each. These batteries are rated a 3 volts each. If I'm not mistaken, 1.5 volts = 4 mA therefore, these are showing a full charge. As for the contacts, there are three off see prongs approx. 1/4" each that are raised off the surface, not smashed down. There is also a prong that is offset on one side for the remote button for transistor board contact. This prong is slightly higher than the battery prongs. Thanks again for the help. Ray
I'm a little confused by your measurements. Amperage and volts are not really related that way - have a read through this: Electronics 101: Volts and Amps

You should be measuring the voltage in the batteries, not the current. The voltage will tell you the state of charge (amount remaining) in the battery.

Those contacts use a piece of rubber with a conductive coating. When pressed against the pads on the circuit board, they complete the circuit and actuate the thing.

I would take a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol and gently clean both the circular contact pads on the circuit board, as well as the rubber contacts that push against those pads, to make sure there is no foreign substance preventing the contact.

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You Nailed It!! The contacts and board appeared to be pristine but, obviously something wasn't. I cleaned all the contact points with alcohol and stacked everything in order (with the batteries + side down.) This did the trick!! I thank you and I sincerely appreciate you in taking the time in helping me out. From here on out, I won't just leave this type of thing up to appearance alone. Thanks again!! Ray

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Fri May 03, 2019 9:18 am
You Nailed It!! The contacts and board appeared to be pristine but, obviously something wasn't. I cleaned all the contact points with alcohol and stacked everything in order (with the batteries + side down.) This did the trick!! I thank you and I sincerely appreciate you in taking the time in helping me out. From here on out, I won't just leave this type of thing up to appearance alone. Thanks again!! Ray
Glad to hear you're back in business!



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