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Has anyone parked their vehicle in an airport carpark for a week and returned to find the auxillary battery as flat as a pancake? The noise of overflying planes activates the car alarm every few minutes. Pity the alarm is not linked to the NiH recharbable battery. Anyone know how to deactivate the alarm? There is nothing about it in the Driver's Manual.
 

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Unless you have a glass breakage sensor, your alarm shouldn't go off when planes fly overhead. Perhaps a dealer could help temporarily disable it?
 

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I don't think a glass breakage sensor should activate from a plane sound. I would report it to the dealer and see what can be done.
 

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At an airport, yes a plane could rattle the windows and set off the GBS.
The GBS has a sensitivity adjustment, though you have to get into the dash to get to it.
 

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KTPhil said:
I don't think a glass breakage sensor should activate from a plane sound. I would report it to the dealer and see what can be done.
Yeah. It could. My Camaro did that all the time. There was a knob on the censor that allowed you to adjust the sensitivity. I imagine the Prius has the same.
 

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Roger Buchdahl said:
Has anyone parked their vehicle in an airport carpark for a week and returned to find the auxillary battery as flat as a pancake? The noise of overflying planes activates the car alarm every few minutes. Pity the alarm is not linked to the NiH recharbable battery. Anyone know how to deactivate the alarm? There is nothing about it in the Driver's Manual.
My car was last week at the airport (for 8 days). No problems whatsoever with the car/battery. But someone had scratched my right dor :-(
 

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I came back to a dead battery (Sacramento Airport, 6 days).

I don't have the glass breakage sensor, as far as I know.
 
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