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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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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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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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Check to ensure you have enough fluid in the brake master cylinder. A lot of vehicles have the sensor which detects the level of the fluid in on the same circuit as the parking brake. If you find this low, you may want to check the condition of your brake pads. If the brake pads are thin, there is more fluid residing in your calipers which would in turn give ...


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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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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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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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With very old aftermarket electronics the only real thing that can be done is removing the system. With aftermarket electronics there is little to no support, no replacement parts and no predictable failure mode. Before you drive your self insane or get stranded somewhere when the system fails altogether, remove the immobilizer system.


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I believe the best place to make this change would be at the fuse box using a separate fuse. You will need a wiring diagram for your vehicle to identify the wires going from the fuse box exclusively to the bulbs. "I need to supply to each light individually - or just one and the current will spread to the rest?" Each bulb needs to receive current from its ...


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If it's a 55 plate I assume it's either a very late Mk IV or most likely a Mk V. The Mk VI didn't start until 08. I suspect that it's most likely to be a wiring issue with the module in the drivers door. This could be caused by a trapped wire within the wiring that goes through the A-post or (more likely) moisture / water ingress which is usually caused ...


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Basically, you want a device to activate when the 'system' is 'armed' and the door is opened. The easiest way to do this would be to tap into one of the outputs of an existing system, or install an aftermarket alarm system. If you want a completely different system, you will need door pin sensors to determine when the door has opened. You MIGHT be able to ...


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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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If your car has a vibration sensor, you can typically set the sensitivity. You can test this by bumping into your car or trying to rock it a bit.


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Although I doubt it's relevant, I had the engine replaced two days ago. That may well be relevant. On many cars that hood would need to be removed to replace the engine and it is quite possible that this would effect the adjustment of the hood switch. If this is new behavior – if you had no or few false alarms like this before replacing the engine – it ...


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recently... i have done this before. What i'm doing is... i connect directly to left/right respectively. one wire connect to left signal and another one to to right signal. For simple car, i think should be no problem. My car so far so good.


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It sounds a lot like the door switch on the drivers door is broken in a way that it gives the reverse indication of what's actually true. Some things you can try: Perform the same tests that you have listed, but open and close the passenger or one of the rear doors instead of the drivers door. I have a feeling they will work as expected. Do you have the ...


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It is because of the broken electric window. Mine does the same, trying to find out if the opel garage can disable it as it's very annoying when it honks twice while locking it in a parking lot. I disconnected my hooter but that is causing more of a danger than solving the loud honking noise when locking the car...


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I'm late to the game, but maybe it helps others as well... Your description should work, but there's one catch: make sure you follow the steps on the passenger seat not the driver seat. You also need to press the knob once to toggle it from b_on to b_off as HasH_BrowN wrote in his answer.


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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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If your Alarm is going On after replacing Your battery. 1 there is a code you need to enter into the FACTORY radio. The radio is part of the alarm system. You must Pull the radio and Call Acura dealer/ Acura themselves. There is an 8 digit code that will give them the 5 digit code you will need to enter. (write it down on owners manual for future ref.) ...


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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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