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Sat, Aug. 12th, 2006, 02:55 pm
...HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK *BOOOOM*

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to obtain information on automobiles, both online and in refference books? Oh, sure, they're complicated objects that entire libraries could be filled with all the nuances and personalities of every single model car there is, but isn't that something that should be done? Must be done? I've spent three hours looking through online forums, a Hilton repair guide, an owner's manual, and even blog entires about the 1993 Nissan Maxima, but I still can't get it to stop honking when I try to unlock it.

My new car is really nice, but I have this problem with it. I've come to believe the problem is unsolvable: if you lock the doors, you also arm an anti-theft device, which will go off when you unlock it or otherwise attempt to interact with it. I can disarm it (unlocking the trunk makes it stop), but I hate loud noises, and I'm niave enough to believe that there is some way to disarm it without the device being tripped. Is there any chance anybody reading this can give me any leads?

Sun, Aug. 13th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
raiblu

Best. Google search. Ever.

Sun, Aug. 13th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
masstreble

I don't know, "wtf is chris talking about" was pretty funny at the time. I can always top myself, too.

Sun, Aug. 13th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
cgranade

I guess that's what I get for trying to be helpful: turned into an absurdist Google search.

Sun, Aug. 13th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
raiblu: Sometimes...

There isn't a fundamental difference. Those which are right are often absurd. Or something.

Mon, Aug. 14th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
masstreble

Not quite: we did that while we were on the topic of doing strange Google searches, and you started refferencing something I didn't recognizing, so that search got involved. It was another night at the DA desk, really.