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Q: Factory alarm not turning off

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The factory alarm will not turn off.

A: Hi. The Grand Voyagers are known for having...

Hi. The Grand Voyagers are known for having failing soldered connections in the instrument cluster, causing a whole host of issues to arise such as, faulty alarms, gauges not operating, and lights not functioning correctly. It may be possible to repair the connections by re-soldering them, otherwise, replacement of the instrument cluster is necessary. However, other issues may be at fault with the anti-theft system. A quick fix that can potentially solve the issue is to unhook the negative battery terminal for 30 seconds, which may reset the anti-theft system and fix the problem. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect for damaged electrical components and replace any failing parts.

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