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NUMBER: 08-020-04
GROUP: Electrical
DATE: May 25, 2004

SUBJECT:
SRT-4 Vehicle Theft Alarm (VTA) System

MODELS:
2003 - 2005 (PL) SRT-4

DISCUSSION:
2003 AND 2004 VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 1, 2004 (MDH 0201XX): These SRT-4's did not have VTA activated from the factory and it was not intended to be. VTA can be activated for these vehicles using a Scan Tool (DRBIII®). If VTA is activated on these SRT-4's, it will behave as follows: If the VTA is armed, the alarm will sound if the doors are opened, but the alarm will NOT sound if the trunk is opened or if the decklid key cylinder is punched out. The VTA can be disarmed either by using the key fob, or the correct SKIM key in the ignition switch. ACTIVATING THE VTA FOR THESE SRT-4's IS NOT A WARRANTY ELIGIBLE PROCEDURE.

2004 VEHICLES BUILT FEBRUARY 1, 2004 (MDH 0201XX) AND AFTER: VTA was released for SRT-4 starting with vehicles built on February 1, 2004 (MDH 0201XX) as designated by the LSA sales code and it works as follows: The LSA version of VTA for SRT-4 does NOT include the auto central locking feature. The VTA cannot be deactivated via the driver door key cylinder. If armed, the alarm will sound if the door is opened with any key. The LSA VTA system includes a decklid key cylinder knockout switch for trunk protection. The VTA can be disarmed with the key fob, or the correct SKIM
key in the ignition.

2005 VEHICLES:
VTA is released for SRT-4 at the start of 2005 production as designated by the new LSB sales code for SRT-4. The LSB version of VTA includes the following: All options of the LSA version of VTA. Trunk security is provided through the use of a decklid ajar switch instead of a decklid key cylinder knockout switch that was used in 2004. If the VTA is armed, and the trunk is opened, the alarm will sound. Auto central locking is included with LSB. The VTA can be disarmed with the key fob, or with a correct SKIM key in the driver's door key cylinder, or the ignition switch.

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TommyLee said:
ACTIVATING THE VTA FOR THESE SRT-4's IS NOT A WARRANTY ELIGIBLE PROCEDURE.
ouch...which explains why dealers no longer do it free....

TommyLee said:
2005 VEHICLES:
VTA is released for SRT-4 at the start of 2005 production as designated by the new LSB sales code for SRT-4. The LSB version of VTA includes the following: All options of the LSA version of VTA. Trunk security is provided through the use of a decklid ajar switch instead of a decklid key cylinder knockout switch that was used in 2004. If the VTA is armed, and the trunk is opened, the alarm will sound. Auto central locking is included with LSB. The VTA can be disarmed with the key fob, or with a correct SKIM key in the driver's door key cylinder, or the ignition switch.
who said there wasnt an 05' srt4 :rofl:
 

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engrishmofaka said:
If it wasn't intended to be activated, why state that it was a feature in the owner's manual?
and on the MSRP sticker...
 

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engrishmofaka said:
If it wasn't intended to be activated, why state that it was a feature in the owner's manual?

:werd:
 

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TommyLee said:
The LSA VTA system includes a decklid key cylinder knockout switch for trunk protection... Trunk security is provided through the use of a decklid ajar switch instead of a decklid key cylinder knockout switch that was used in 2004. If the VTA is armed, and the trunk is opened, the alarm will sound.
Anyone else crossing their fingers, hoping that this stuff is made available to us 2003/2004 owners? :D
 

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I have a Neon SRT-4 2003. When the alarm is tripped I can stop it with the panic symbol on my keyfob.
There is also a switch that can be installed at the trunk to make it operational too. It is a Mopar part.
Read about it here never went and got it for my cars (neon sxt and a SRT-4)
 

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ok, so how do we find out when our cars were built?
 

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ok, so mine was built 2/04 does this mean the dealer should activate the alarm?
 

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Ok, I take my car to the dealer today to get the alarm activated. They say ok and take my car. When they are done the mechanic told me that my car does not have an alarm so it was not activated. I referenced the TSB and asked him to go get it.(The TSB) He brings it back and states that the TSB is wrong and the cars computer says I do not have one. I say ok can I have my keys? The person who handles the paperwork say to go see the cashier. I ask why do I need to see the cashier you did not activate my alarm. The mechanic said that my sentry key system was not activated. I said BS its standard equipment and showed my owners manaule(sp?) and the sticker. He says well it was not activated and I had to pay if I wanted my car back.

2 question's
does the damn car have an alarm or not (built 1/15/04)

Whats up with my sentry system not being activated (which does not seem logical to me)
 

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Ok, never said I never said anything about me getting activation for free. They charged me $15 for activation of the alarm. When did I say anything about free. the basis of my post is does my car have an alarm? Dealer is telling me I dont and this TSB is telling me I do. I could care less if I have to pay for the activation of the alarm. Call me stupid but it say's that it was not activated. Then it give instructions on how to activate the alarm.



However, I paid 15 dollar for a activation that never happend
 

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copy ans paste the text into word or anyother word processor
 

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I was at the dealership today to get my 04 alarm activated.
I was all prepared with the document from Yellowbee
see : http://www.srtforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45457&highlight=VTA

The first thing they asked me was if this is a factory alarm or an aftermarket one.
When I told them its the factory one, they called a technician to come over
and he knew exactly how to do it.
He plugged in the DRBIII thingy, punched in a few codes ...
and Bobs your uncle. DONE
$$$ For free $$$
Now when I lock the doors using the FOB I can see the red light flashing on the dash ,and if I try to open a door the horn starts beeping.
To get the hood and trunk to be secure ,you need to purchase a switch for each ( the document goes into it )

We were shooting the shit with the mechanic for a few minutes cuz they've
never seen an SRT at this dealership ,
Its a scary thought I know,,
but I figure its only a code thing ( nothing mechanical )

Just to be safe , I'd print out the word .doc listed above, incase your dealership is retarded (as some are ).

Thanks to Yellowbee and Bionic for the post

YES Charlotte we do have alarms !!!!

Cheers
 

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So, let me get this straight. I have a late model 04' and it came with the factory alarm installed. If I change my factory computer to stage 1 or stage 2 so I have to get my alarm re-activated at the dealer or will it still be on since it was from the factory? Thanks, Chris
 
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