Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Trouble with security system

asked by on

I'm having some trouble with the security system. When I tried to start my car this morning, the alarm went off and the engine would not turn over. I turned off the alarm and tried again, but everything was off -- no dashboard lights, no radio, no windows. Only the red Security light was flashing on my dashboard. I have to unattach the battery so the alarm doesn't randomly go off. I was reading online that there may be a security-reset that needs to happen. I tried taking out the alarm fuses but that didn't help.

A: Depending on whether or not the security sy...

Depending on whether or not the security system is aftermarket or not makes a great deal of difference when dealing with these issues. An aftermarket system comes with the chance that it was not installed correctly. As well as the amount of information available dirt aftermarket system that would be used to aid in diagnostics is more scarce. The system needs to be identified to narrow down the possibilities causing your issue. A proper inspection of the system should be carried out by a qualified technician like the ones here at YourMechanic in order to trace out the circuits and make sure that the system was installed correctly. Then a diagnostic can be performed to pin point the true cause of your concern.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Over drive shuts off on interstate after 15miles

Your overdrive uses a lock up converter that is supposed to lock the transmission input shaft to the engine so there is not slippage. You are not supposed to tow or carry heavy loads with the transmission in overdrive. You...

Q: 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...

Q: Multiple windows not working

Hello. That is a common issue that many owners with your particular vehicle encounter. If all of the windows stopped working at once, it is likely due to a faulty switch or fuse. But if if they stopped working individually,...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...