Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-29-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
Almost There
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 69
Year: 1997
Chassis: International Amtram Genesis
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 87
Anti vandal lock rear door alarm gets stuck.. ON!

I have an 1997 international dt466 Amtram Genesis that I'm converting. I picked it up a week ago and it seems there is a problem with the loud obnoxious alarm getting stuck in the on position.

The alarm box is right beside the door and when the handle is pushed down it depresses a switch that extends into the box. On more than one occasion it's gotten stuck and I've had to listen to the alarm for an hour before it stops.

Anybody have any experience with this?
__________________
Theresa
"Great Spirits Often Encounter Violent Opposition from Mediocre Minds" -- Einstien
My Conversion Thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=467774
My Facebook Blog: http://www.facebook.com/sliceoflifeRv
missingTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
ol trunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: So Cal
Posts: 1,962
Year: 1935
Coachwork: Superior
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 317 ci/tid / Isuzu
Re: Anti vandal lock rear door alarm gets stuck.. ON!

Hmm, never heard of such a thing but then we don't need them in California as there are no vandals in our fair state. I'd probably just snip the final wire leading to the noise maker and call it fixed. I like to follow the KISS philosophy as much as possible . Jack
ol trunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2014, 10:52 AM   #3
Bus Geek
 
lornaschinske's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Roswell, NM
Posts: 3,587
Year: 1986
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: 40 ft All American FE
Engine: 8.2LTA Fuel Pincher DD V8
Rated Cap: 89
Re: Anti vandal lock rear door alarm gets stuck.. ON!

The switch is faulty. Might just need the contacts cleaned. The alarm is to let the driver know if one of the little beasties riding the bus has opened the back door. Somewhere else you mentioned that you wanted to keep the alarm to let you know if the door was opened. They have those. Look for a security door/window alarm (either wired or wireless) or one of those door bells that stores and some homes use to let them know when the door opens. The loud buzzing noise ours made was very irritating mostly to me. If David was up towards the front of the stripped out bus, he couldn't hear it. That's why ours was disconnected and tossed. But we can fairly easily get to our rear door. David says if we have to get out of the back end of the bus in a hurry, he would not be able to crawl out of either of the two emergency windows we kept, nor would he want to. Says he would break something (and not too sure he would fit thru the opening). He would rather crawl over the bed's headboard and out the rear emergency door. Shorter drop to the ground.
__________________
This post is my opinion. It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.
Fulltime since 2006
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. Zeno (335BC-264BC)
http://lorndavi.wordpress.com/blog/
http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps0340a6ff.jpg
lornaschinske is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 11:26 PM   #4
Site Team
 
crazycal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,087
Re: Anti vandal lock rear door alarm gets stuck.. ON!

Do you have a picture?

Some locks can't be engaged with the bus running.
__________________
I'm hungry!

You Gotta Let Me Fly
crazycal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
Almost There
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 69
Year: 1997
Chassis: International Amtram Genesis
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 87
Re: Anti vandal lock rear door alarm gets stuck.. ON!

We just rewired it so it never goes off now
__________________
Theresa
"Great Spirits Often Encounter Violent Opposition from Mediocre Minds" -- Einstien
My Conversion Thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=467774
My Facebook Blog: http://www.facebook.com/sliceoflifeRv
missingTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Door alarm...buzzzzzzzzzz!!! telluriders Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood Gasification, etc. 2 03-07-2012 11:16 AM
this is how I lock my door on the bus lornaschinske Conversion General Discussions 5 12-26-2010 03:20 PM
Rear Door Alarm and Ignition cut-off busdriver_phil Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 0 04-20-2010 07:53 AM
Rear door lock Kirbystud Conversion General Discussions 22 08-16-2005 04:47 AM
Door lock ideas Branden Conversion General Discussions 12 05-02-2005 07:47 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.