My '95 Legacy developed a sudden problem today. The factory alarm system started going off. The horn is sounding and the lights are flashing. Also, the starter won't work when I turn the key.
I tried disconnecting the battery for about five minutes, assuming that would reset the alarm. When I reconnected the battery, the alarm immediately resumed.
Opening the door causes the alarm to sound. It goes off for about 3 - 5 minutes. I tried sitting in the car until the alarm stopped, hoping that the car would then start when the alarm isn't actually sounding but, it won't.
I have tried turning the key off and on a few times, as this supposedly sometimes fixes the issue... No change.
The car does not have keyless entry... No FOB.
Am I correct in assuming that the alarm disables the starter on this car?
Is there an easy way to permanently disable or bypass the security system?
Thanks in advance for your time.