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Datatool Alarm Fob Re-Program?

Anyone done it? I have a spare fob that I need to program into my alarm as the current one is getting very flaky... this ...

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    Default Datatool Alarm Fob Re-Program?

    Anyone done it?

    I have a spare fob that I need to program into my alarm as the current one is getting very flaky... this morning it wouldnt work at all but have managed to sort it so can at least disarm the bike but obviously I'm concerned it will fail completely soon.

    I have the instructions from Datatool and the new fob ... the instructions dont seem to make much sense though with it on about 'protective trigger switch in closed state' ...

    Any advise TRC? (apart from bin the alarm... )
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    Default Re: Datatool Alarm Fob Re-Program?

    The protective trigger switch is the seat switch. If this has not been fitted, your installer should have left these in a fairly obvious position, but with tape over each one. These two wires need to be joined together and shorted to the positive terminal on your battery in order to reprogramme the fob. The instructions should make more sense now.
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    Default Re: Datatool Alarm Fob Re-Program?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobzilla View Post
    The protective trigger switch is the seat switch. If this has not been fitted, your installer should have left these in a fairly obvious position, but with tape over each one. These two wires need to be joined together and shorted to the positive terminal on your battery in order to reprogramme the fob. The instructions should make more sense now.
    Ok cheers ... there is no seat switch (that I have ever seen) so will need to find the wires...

    So basically find and join the wires then connect to positive to program a new fob ... shouldnt be too hard then.
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    Default Re: Datatool Alarm Fob Re-Program?

    Let me know how you get on although I do have the seat trigger switch IIRC, I've had a dodgy fob for over a year now but every time I read the manual I give up. (Going on about finding the alarm black box? having a code or some bollocks to program the new fob which I have no idea about).
    My fob has been discharging every battery left inside, so I have been using it and taking the batteries out each time but this is causing it to wear out and only a matter of time before it is broken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbjectBlitz View Post
    Let me know how you get on although I do have the seat trigger switch IIRC, I've had a dodgy fob for over a year now but every time I read the manual I give up. (Going on about finding the alarm black box? having a code or some bollocks to program the new fob which I have no idea about).
    My fob has been discharging every battery left inside, so I have been using it and taking the batterys out each time but this is causing it to wear out and only a matter of time before it is broken.
    I had the same problem. There was a guy on ebay selling datatool fobs, about 20 a throw IIRC. Replace it before it dies, as it sound like its your only fob. Get two and do both at the same time. Remember, re-programme one, and get that working. Then use your new one to reprogramme the second new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OCD View Post
    Ok cheers ... there is no seat switch (that I have ever seen) so will need to find the wires...

    So basically find and join the wires then connect to positive to program a new fob ... shouldnt be too hard then.
    It should be the only pair of wires that are not wired into something. Just hope your installer didn't cut them off at the box. If you can only find one, and it is a long one, you have find the aerial. This is not the one you need. He should have covered them with tape and made them not obviously found. I would expect them to be round by the fuse.
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    Hmm so I guess that loose wire under the tank that is not connected to anything must be what the manual is going on about, always wonder what the hell it was for. It has a weird cap on the end which must fit on top of the under seat switch? starting to make sense now.

    I take I hook that up to the switch and then to the positive on the battery? Or is there supposed to be another wire?
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    Default Re: Datatool Alarm Fob Re-Program?

    I think that is the aerial. Take the contacts on the seat switch and a long bit of wire. Short the seat switch and connect the long bit of wire from one of the contacts and the positive terminal on the battery.
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    Default Re: Datatool Alarm Fob Re-Program?

    Sorted... didnt need to re-program the new fob after cleaning mine all up and installing fresh battery.

    Will be programming the spare fob when have a bit more time though as couldnt find the trigger wires...
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