Pretty much.\n\nWhen I first met my wife she had an older Saturn that for some reason freaked out when you unlocked the car with a key and didn't "disable" the "alarm". It was really that using the unlock button disabled the sort of alarm that came with the car. The key didn't. That car had all sorts of weird electrical issues.\n\nWell, during the super bowl (back when I actually cared) her alarm would not stop going off no matter what. She called AAA and they came out and it took them AN HOUR to get it to stop. We just sat in my truck and talked while that poor guy was working on it.\n\nNot imagine if it took 3 YEARS to make it stop. I'm getting to the point I have to tune this stuff out.\n\n\nNot sure that was an issue- I remember a lot of alarms that worked the same way because opening a door in any way without disarming the alarm wouldn't prevent its theft.\n\nThe AAA guy didn't know alarms- GM used CodeAlarm parts and they had a small box that plugged into the fuse panel. All he needed to do is pull this box out and it would have stopped. Should have called a car alarm shop.\n\nWas that a flood-damaged car?