That explains it then. There has been a service bulletin for that type of concern. Here is what it states.
DATE: Apr. 25, 2003
THIS BULLETIN IS BEING PROVIDED IN ADVANCE. DO NOT ORDER PARTS OR PERFORM ANY ACTIONS RELATED TO THIS BULLETIN UNTIL MAY 9, 2003.
Inadvertent Siren Activation
This bulletin involves replacing and configuring an Alarm Remote Keyless Entry Module (ARKEM).
2002 (PG) PT Cruiser
2000 - 2003 (PL) NEON (International Markets)
2001 - 2003 (PT) PT Cruiser (International Markets)
Customer may describe inadvertent siren activation or security alarm activates for no apparent reason, can happen at any time.
If this condition can be duplicated or customer describes this condition, perform the Repair Procedure.
REPAIR PROCEDURE: NOTE
:AFTER INSTALLING A NEW ARKEM (RKE) MODULE IT MUST BE CONFIGURED USING THE DRBIII(R) SCAN TOOL AS DESCRIBED BELOW. THE DRBIII(R) SCAN TOOL MUST BE OPERATING AT LEVEL 56.0 OR HIGHER.
|1. ||Replace the ARKEM (RKE) module as described in the appropriate service manual. |
|2. ||Hook up the DRBIII(R) Scan Tool to the Data Link Connector (DLC). |
|3. ||With the key in the ignition, turn the key to the RUN position. |
|4. ||After the DRBIII(R) Scan Tool initialization, perform the following:|
|a. ||Select "Theft Alarm". |
|b. ||Select "VTSS". |
|c. ||Select "Miscellaneous". |
|d. ||Select "Configure Module". |
|e. ||Select "Yes" for Current Configuration Display. |
|f. ||Press Any key. |
|g. ||Select the number of the model year of the vehicle (new requirement). |
|h. ||Select the number of the body style of the vehicle. |
|i. ||Select the number for Left Hand Drive or Right Hand Drive. |
|j. ||Select the number of the Market. |
|k. ||Select the Desired VTA (module) Type. |
|l. ||The Current Configuration is displayed. |
|m. ||Reprogram the RKE (Key Fob) Transmitter(s). |
|5. ||The configuration is complete, disconnect the DRBIII(R) Scan Tool.|
Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.