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How can I dissarm alarm using key only?


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#1 rezmutt

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Posted 10 September 2003 - 11:20 PM

Concerning my 98 OBW with a factory-installed alarm:

I'm pretty sure this topic has been gone over a number of times, but I tend to be slow to catch on. Problem: My wife goes to the local Wal*Mart, and lockes the car with her remote as usual. Coming out with a cartfull, her remote does not unlock the door, nor dissarm the alarm. She remembers that her keys got drenched in a deluge earlier in the day, and assumes the remote is shot. So, she unlocks the driver's door with her key, opens it, and sets off the alarm. The alarm blares unceasingly, gathering stares. Thankfully, no local hero tackled her and placed her under citizen's arrest; I guess a young pregnant second grade teacher does not fit the profile of a car thief.

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She called me and asked what to do. I told her to disconnect the negative terminal, and I'd come up with my remote. In frustration, she banged her remote on the roof rack, tried it again, and it worked.

What if it didn't start working again? According to my owner's manual, I should be able to dissarm the alarm with the key alone, but have not been able to do it. Is it something I can fix, or do I resort to banging the remote on the roof rack in frustration?

Peace,

#2 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 11 September 2003 - 12:10 AM

I think I heard something (depending on model) about either pressing a button under teh dash with the key in the ON position or turning the key from LOCK to ON, LOCK to ON, LOCK to ON (3 times) within 2 seconds.

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Posted 12 September 2003 - 08:01 PM

the button under the dash is right.
I don't know about the lock3 thing

#4 rezmutt

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Posted 12 September 2003 - 10:43 PM

With an amount of tinkering, I got it figured out. I unlock driver's door, open door (alarm sounds), turn ignition to ON, push under-dash button once, alarm dissarms.

Very nice to know in case the remote quits or gets lost.

Thanks for the leads.

Peace,




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