I have absolutely no idea. "pre-alarm" is what the other member said. I don't have a flat key (nor will I get one), so hope someone can answer this?EquinoxTN said:Thanks for the replies. I didn't realize my Equinox had a pre-alarm. Is that a beep or something that tells you to turn on the ignition before the horn sounds and the lights start flashing?
Or perhaps try locking the vehicle with the driver's window down. Then manually unlock the driver's door and open it? Perhaps the same "pre-alarm"?
And I should share - I often manually lock my doors by pushing down the post at the top of the door panel (I don't lock using the remote fob). And I think locking manually this way does not set the vehicle alarm in the same way locking with the fob does?
Perhaps when using the flat key, the doors should be manually locked so they can be unlocked with the key without triggering the "pre-alarm"? :shrug: