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Old 09-02-2008, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Want to Shoot the Alarm in my 1688!!

I've always hated the ear-piercing alarm in my 1688. When I run it I put just enough tape over it so I can still hear it. This fall my 78 yr old dad has been running it. We had one really bad plug and wrecked a chopper belt partially because he didnt react fast enough on two occasions. Another factor is that the rad screen slows down in strong winds giving lots of false alarms. I wish the alarm had a more obvious flashing light and a less painfull audible alarm. Did the designers of these machines think we were idiots. You dont need a painful alarm to know that you have to respond immediatly! I'm wondering how hard it would be to add a light and or change the squeeling alarm to a bell or chime sound. Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my alarm went a year ago in my 1660 and i went to radio shack or whatever they are now called and bought a new one. they let me try them first by pulling the wires through a little slot and used a 9 volt battery to see how loud of one i wanted. they had 4 or 5 different decibel ratings with the most expensive one $15.00 ($75.00 OEM!) i was going to put a flashing light in but i wasn't sure i'd see it when i was driving into the sun. it doesn't lock itself into the hole so i just joined the wires and made sure they wouldn't chafe in the opening and let it hang, much quieter and nicer. hope this helps
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That air screen warning has my vote for Most Annoying Alarm Ever (second place is the tailings volume indicator in the 2388). It never occurred to me to change the alarm to something different. We just slapped some duct tape over it.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yep, got duct tape over my alarm also, uncovered just enough to hear it. Got a good chuckle out of this thread,, wonder what the actual percentage is of combines having duct tape over that alarm
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Let's find out....
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually neglected to mention in my original post that my alarm has elec tape over it. Problem is, my dad and I need different amounts of tape on it. For my dad a flashing light near eye level would sure help.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Want to Shoot the Alarm in my 1688!!

Our 1660 and 2388 both had duct tape over the alarms. The 2588 has a chiming alarm to it not near as bad.
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