Yes, well lubricated. Today I had the drivers side window down, and locked and unlocked many times by hand. Then tried the key, same problem. One of the times the alarm went off. After that, I could unlock the door with the key again easily, just like before.
It seems like something in the alarm setup is catching the key when I try to unlock the locked car. The problem is solved for now, but it may catch again.
As a side note, I understand why the alarm is set up so that if a locked car is unlocked from the inside, the alarm goes off. But that means if you are inside the car and decide to lock it, the only way to prevent the alarm going off is to open the window, stick your key in the door, and unlock it !
Plus it seems to mess up the alarm system after you do that and the alarm goes off. After I did that once, I had all kinds of trouble with the alarm going off by itself when just locking it. I had to go to the method of lock, unlock, lock to prevent the alarm from going off.
Last edited by epxepx; 3-26-16 at 19:07.