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Question 2008 Impala, Anti theft alarm?

Hello I'm new to this forum and a proud new owner of 2008 impala lt , I'm am curious if there's a way I can find out if there is an alarm that will sound if the door is manually unlocked threw the window? I think it should from wat the owners manual says , just not sure if my model does. Thanks rob
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Get in car.

Do not put keys in ignition.

Hit lock button on your keyfob.

Wait a minute.

Then pull up the lock thing on the door sill manually (not with the power lock button).

Open the door.

Cover your ears.

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I did basically that and no alarm went off , I'm trying to figure out if my car is supposed to have it ? I think it should , but I'm not positive tho. Thanks
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^^ That should have worked. I honestly thought it was standard. Is your horn working....well actually I think it might be horn and lights.....so that can't be it.....

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After reading through the manual, it appears that the Theft Deterrant System is optional. You can find more information starting on page 2-18 of your manual. It may be that you do not have this feature on your vehicle. If you feel that this is the result of some kind of error, I would recommend contacting your local dealership. I can also try to see if your vehicle has this option. If you would like me to do so, please feel free to send me your VIN by private message. Thank you.

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If you take Tricia up on her offer, you might also want to check if you have ABS. A lot of people are surprised to learn that ABS was an option on some models in 2008. If you don't have the alarm, I would double check the ABS so you know what type of system you are working with in an emergency. New to me that the alarm was also an option on some models in 2008. Thanks Tricia.

Rant: Come on GM, ABS an OPTION of the top Chevy sedan in 2008. Alarm an option too?

You all know I love GM and it supports my town and State, but come on.....in 2008? My '94Cutlass had ABS standard. 14 years later, in 2008, its an option?

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Hello I have a 2008 Impala as well and I can not figure out how to reset my anti theft device? The icon just stays lit up on my dash board. Please help!
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