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(Pic) - This alarm LED won't go away

Guys, I just realized this LED won't go away when the key is turned on. Any pointers?

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Jimmy- Very likely the alarm siren or its internal rechargeable batteries have died. Very common and the symptom is a continuously illuminated LED.

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Jimmy- Very likely the alarm siren or its internal rechargeable batteries have died. Very common and the symptom is a continuously illuminated LED.

Thank you. What's the fix?

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Jimmie- New Ferrari siren. Or a Corvette siren that will cure the LED problem, beep when you push the fob button, but likely not sound off when the alarm is tripped. Some folks have cut open the case and replaced the internal rechargeable batteries with external or internal rechargeables, but the failure rate is pretty high and some of the sirens internal circuitry has been ruined by battery leakage.

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Jimmie- New Ferrari siren. Or a Corvette siren that will cure the LED problem, beep when you push the fob button, but likely not sound off when the alarm is tripped. Some folks have cut open the case and replaced the internal rechargeable batteries with external or internal rechargeables, but the failure rate is pretty high and some of the sirens internal circuitry has been ruined by battery leakage.
Thank you, I will get it look at. Also what's the worst case scenario if I just leave it unfixed? Will the alarm eventually not work which may cause the car not starting?
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Jimmy- No alarm, no LED, no beeps to tell you when the immobilizer is disarmed, but it will not affect starting since that function is in a set of ECUs.

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Terry, thank you so much. Q: Does this part looks right to you?


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Jimmy- Affirmative, that is what you need.

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Jimmy depending on how much you want to spend its not a big job to take ot apart and replace the battery. About 30'bucks and your time. I just replaced mine a year ago onmy 355 but kept the old one to fix it. Its a good winter project.
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The option of refurbishment of your old alarm unit by replacing the old soldered on batteries really depends on whether the leaking batteries destroyed the original alarm board or not...

See what I discovered! I was more worried that it was a severe electrical fire hazard!!! I wouldn't leave it!
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