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Your car thinks it is being stolen - jump starting a car looks a lot like hot-wiring a car to the computer. You need to do something that tells your car "it's OK, I own you". You can do this right after hooking up the cables, but before starting the engine, to minimize the annoyance to your neighbors. If you have a remote door key, lock and unlock the ...


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Obviously the easy fix is replace the battery in your FOB then just hit unlock once you hook up the battery. But... If you are too lazy to replace your FOB battery. Try just putting the key in the ignition in the "ON" position then hooking up the battery. If that doesn't work then try cycling the key between off and on (not start) 5 times. If that doesn't ...


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From the owners manual. Alarm Stage The alarm will be activated if any of the following occurs while the car is parked and the system is armed. A front or rear door is opened without using the transmitter or the ignition key. The trunk lid or tail gate is opened without using the transmitter or the ignition key. The hood is opened. ...


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For a really quick solution, try getting hold of a spare seatbelt from a scrap vehicle (I doubt the shape changes often, so I expect any reasonably recent Toyota would do, just get one that is the same as the belts in your car). Remove the tongue (The t shaped bit) from the belt, and keep it to hand - then, when you're driving on the trails and want to ...


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If the alarm is a "factory" alarm, cycle the key in the ignition from off to on (where the dash indicators light up), 5 times. This is the reset procedure for the "factory" alarm. Otherwise look in the owners manual where there is a red button under the steering wheel, possibly behind a panel. These process is performed when doing maintenance. Either way, ...


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By far the most common electrical problem, especially in cases like this where "mysterious" things happen, is a bad ground. They're usually very hard to find but very easy to fix once found. Basically you want to use a multimeter to measure the connection between the negative battery terminal and different places on your car that should be grounded, like the ...


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I found these instructions on this site. According to the instructions, the battery is a simple CR2032 battery, found anywhere you can find batteries (like Wal-Mart, or whatever). If there is a second transmitter, use it. If not, you can try opening the door with the key, then using the key in the ignition. This works in some vehicles, but once the alarm ...


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The safe way of turning seatbelt chime/alarm off During these steps, do not touch the brake at all shut the door. turn the key on and get your instrument panel on ODO and turn key off. turn the key back on, press reset knob immediately. hold reset knob for 12_15 seconds and fasten the seat belt. xxxx miles should turn to b_on. release and press one time, ...


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I have an Audi, and the physical key sets and releases the alarm system. So it should not set the alarm if you use the key to open the doors. Did you actually try to unlock the car with the key and it sets the alarm off? When my battery dies, and the FOB is disconnected from the car I have to plug the key into the slot, and turn the car on/off (not the ...


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We seem to have found the issue. I found I was able to just pick up the negative cable off of the battery, and noticed there's a bit of a gap, so it looks like the problem was enough expansion to make contact intermittent, hence the alarm resetting every time it lost contact and sounding off all the time (also, part of the alarm's functions is to kill ...


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If it's a third-party alarm, you can probably just disconnect it from the battery. There should be a thinner red wire running from either the positive battery terminal or a positive auxiliary connection possibly near the battery. If the alarm also came with remote-start, we'll have to discuss a different solution. Depending on the system you might need it ...



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