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Back-up alarm on 08 Silverado

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 2005DMAX, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. 2005DMAX

    2005DMAX Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I recently installed a back-up alarm on my 08 Silverado. I only need it for plowing snow or on occasion when I enter the mine sites to do work. Therefore, I put it on a switch so that I can turn it off when not needed. Problem....I have the "exit lighting" feature turned on so that at night when I get out, all my lights illuminate for about 30 seconds. It is a nice feature, however, the alarm beeps too. Is there any way to connect this alarm so that it ONLY sounds in reverse??
     
  2. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Your switch should be between the alarm and the power supply, Is it sounding even when the switch is in the off mode ?
     
  3. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,642

    at work we've been installing the alarms on relays so they are ignition hot. thus the alarm doesn't go off when you get out of the truck/unlock it.
     
  4. 2005DMAX

    2005DMAX Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    My switch is between the alarm and power supply. That is a good idea about the ignition relay. I never gave that a thought. I figured that there may be a simple option to avoid this issue. thanks.