Showing articles & questions for topic
alarms

Related articles

How to Disable a Car Alarm
Car alarms can be shut off by starting the car, unlocking the car door, or disconnecting the battery. Maintain your key fob to cancel future alarms.
How to Pick an Alarm For Your Car
Your vehicle is an important part of your everyday life. It is important to protect your vehicle from damage and burglary using a car alarm. A car alarm is an...
How to Reset a Car Alarm
A car alarm that is not working at all or not working properly can be extremely annoying to you and your neighbors. It may also put your...

Related questions

Question
Car won't turn on to drive.
Hi there. Try pulling the fuse that is marked security and see if the engine will start up. If the engine starts up, then the alarm control system has failed and needs replaced or the battery in the key fob...
Question
I have a 2012 Mercedes blutec and when I push start didn't want to come on but the radio and lights... What is the problem?
Hi there. The ignition system could be locked out by the security system or the ignition switch has failed. Look at the security light and see if the light is flashing quickly and see if the light stays on when...
Question
Just replaced fuel.pump and now it wont start
If both the starter motor and fuel pump are not working be sure the Engine Immobilizer is not active. If you are sure the security system is off and yet power does not reach the fuel pump or the starter,...
Question
I want to know how to silence the seat belt alarm.
Hi there. The seat belt alarm is a safety device in the car to let the driver or the front passenger that their seat belt is not on. If the alarm is tripping on it own with the seat belt...
Question
When I set the alarm only the left side indicator lights flash, the right no light flash. the alarm work OK.
When the alarm was installed the alarm output wire for the lights need to be tied into a parking light circuit or turn signal circuit. Whom ever installed your unit hooked the light output wire to only the left turn...
Question
I have a anti theft system installed in my car where you need to have the key in it before u can start the car.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. If you had replaced your battery, then with an aftermarket alarm, it is best to disable the alarm before hooking up a new battery. This...
Question
My wife unplugged one of the fuses to my car, that supposedly went to the horn but now my car wont start.
Hi there. When pulling the fuse out at the car alarm is tripped will set the security system in the vehicle. Putting the fuse back in will only cause the security to stay on. Try disconnecting the battery and waiting...
Question
Alarm goes off anytime I try to start car.
Hi there. The key fob may have lost its memory. You can reprogram your key fob to your vehicle by putting the key up to the column and pushing on the lock buttons on the key fob. Then put the...
Question
Horn keeping blowing when key is taken out ignition.
The issue is with the security system on your car. Try disarming the vehicle by holding down on the unlock function to the key fob. If the locks on the car do not work while the horn is sounding, then...
Question
Alarm is going off. Is there any way to reset/bypass problem?
You will have to open the hood and disconnect the battery terminals to reset the computer. Before hooking up the battery cables, the vehicle will need to be locked as it was before the alarm was tripped. Then the alarm...
Question
car died while driving
The issue is the alarm's power supply is tapped into the main engine control system. By doing this will cause the fuse to pop for the extra load on the system. Either change the location of the alarm's power supply...
Question
Yea, I'm wondering how to stop my stock factory alarm from going off. I don't know what I moved that started my alarm to go off in the 1st place.
Hi there. Remove the battery cables and leave the cables off for about 13 minutes. This will clear the immobilizer and the ECM (computer) to a learning mode. Then hook up the battery cables. If the alarm is turned off,...
Question
My alarm keeps going off and car won't start after changing battery, what can be wrong?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. When dealing with alarm and starting issues, you are really dealing with a miscommunication with the alarm system. If you have a spare key, try using it to disarm the system and start...
Question
Why does my car alarm not make any sound in my 2015 Toyota Corolla
Hello. The first thing I would need to know would be if this is the factory alarm or an aftermarket alarm. If it is a siren then it may be aftermarket meaning that the siren itself is bad. If this...
Question
Why my ford ranger 2.2 xlt auto powertrain alarm appear during cold engine running?
The powertrain light is on for the transmission may be low on oil or there is an issue with the oil that is in the transmission. Check the transmission oil level and see if its full. See what color the...
Question
Battery died, does it have anything to do with alarm going off and not stopping when it was recharged? 2003 GMC Yukon
Hi there - yes, a security/alarm system that continues to beep/honk/whatever, is draining your battery, just like a light that is left on. Most cars make the alarm system go off when the battery is replaced - or when the...
Question
Sentry key immobilizer lamp was on for a month.
Since your vehicle is having multiple issues with electrical components not working, check to see if there is a bad ground on your chassis and dashboard. A loose or broken ground wire will cause electrical issues to arise and make...
Question
Jumping dead car battery but alarms keeps beeping? 2002 Honda Accord
Hello - most modern cars "interpret" a battery swap as a possible theft attempt (i.e. hot wiring). To shut off the alarm each time a battery is replaced (or you jump it off from dead), shut the engine off in...
Question
After unlocking the car from the drivers side, if the passenger door is opened before the key is put in the car the alarm goes off.
The key should only unlock the driver door with one turn and unlock all of the doors with two turns. If the passenger door is unlocking when the driver door is turned with one turn or if the alarm is...
Question
My alarm isn't working. The fob lights up when pressed.
It there is anything that is not closed, like a door or trunk lid, the alarm system will not activate. Likewise, if there is a bad switch on any of the doors or the trunk, the module might think that...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question