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Try inserting the key into the driver's door and lock then unlock the door and see if that shuts off the alarm.
hold on, this is for my parents. They disconnected the battery and going to try that suggestion now.
they connected the battery and I can hear the alarm.
they just tried to lock and unload and the car is beeping with the occasional alarm
it is a steady single beep.
Now the beeps stopped but will not start.
the car will not start that is.
Okay hang on I want to look at the manual
they are checking the battery connection
my thought was the battery on the remote is dead, opening the door with the key triggered the alarm and with no battery in the remote they could not shut it off.
If the battery connection isn't tight or has corrosion on it that could cause this too
The remotes are NOT working correct?
The keyless remotes/alarm is factory and came with the vehicle?
yes to factory question
okay just checking
I should be able to help you with it
asking them to see if the remote works
they say the battery connection is tight. Headlights do not turn on and car will not start. Now looking like the battery is dead.
Yes sounds like it. Can you jump the battery at this point?
He has a battery charger but it just started to rain so he does not want to mess with it. So, I guess that I need some steps to try assuming they can get the car jumped or battery charged.
When he tried your first suggestion the car started to beep. The beeps finally stopped but it seems like that may be due to the battery.
Would first be to see if the alarm goes off then try to lock and unlock with the key in the drivers door?
If the charger has a boost mode or start mode you can use it to jump the battery so the engine can start also. I think the problem is all going to be a low charged battery at this point. The reason the alarm goes off is because it has low voltage to the control unit. Part of the alarm's normal function is to go off if the battery is reconnected (voltage is lost and comes back)
So you need a solid battery in the car FIRST
Then you can do the door trick but I think you'll find the keyless will work again once the battery is good.
OK, nothing I can do now until it stops raining. How long do the remote batteries normally last and are they user replaceable?
The remote batteries last 3-4 years typically and they are maybe $5-6 dollars for a new one. They are user replaceable but you need a #00 screwdriver OR you'll strip out the screw and have to replace the whole key (at $125 plus programming)
Sears has the screwdriver cheap for about $2.99 I actually use the Sears one at the dealer.
It's called a mini electronics screwdriver.
Here's the link,
It's actually $3.99 sorry
hold on, looks like it is/was the battery. he braved the rain and hooked up the charger
As soon as he conected the charger he was able to start the car and the remote now locks, unlocks the door and no alarm.
Normally the battery fixes it. Like I said it has a function where it goes off if the battery goes low or is disconnected then re-connected. It's extremely annoying especially for us techs
he is going to let the battery charge then have it checked tomorrow. Thanks for the quick response. Do I hit accept to pay?
OK, thanks a ton. Have a good night.