Today my vr4 started doing something odd. I had went to the DMV and left a bit angry. I slammed my driver door very hard when getting back into the car and then drove to my next destination. When I shut off my car and opened the door just the low beam headlights began flashing and I could hear the headlight relay clicking. They flashed for about 2 minutes and then stopped. During this time I tried unlocking and locking the doors and cycling on and off the ignition. Nothing I did other than turning the headlights on would stop them from flashing temporarily. I did notice that my alarm light on the gauge cluster doesn't illuminate when I lock the doors now(after slamming the door at the DMV). The car still has the factory alarm but, the horn for the alarm was disconnected when I purchased the vehicle so I left it unplugged guessing it had issues with the factory alarm. Also when I left the second place I had stopped I noticed that the headlights continue to flash while driving for about 2 minutes if I don't turn on the headlights.
So this is basically the problem I'm having. I'm thinking I damaged something in the driver door causing the factory alarm to go off whenever the doors are opened.
Would pulling apart the driver door be my next plan of action when trying to diagnose this issue... Or could it be some other type of electrical gremlin or vr4 voodoo at work here?
I was thinking of just plugging in the alarm horn also to see if its honking along with the flashing lights to verify.
I will add that I have tried to make the factory alarm go off in the past and couldn't make it work and gave up on fixing it.