i have a 1995 nissan maxima. The car was parked and I opened the rear driver side door and the factory alarm went off. I can not get it to stop. I am unable to turn the locks on the driver door or trunk with my key. What else can I do to disable this alarm?
Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer.comDoes the key work in the passenger door?Let me know, Thanks Jay!
no, i wish it did. Just bought the car and didnt think to check that.
To turn off the factory alarm, use the key in either the drivers door, passenger door or truck. That is what turns off the alarm. Give that a try and let me know how you make out. Thanks Jay!
how do i turn the alarm off? key does not work in the doors or trunk
Does the key not work in the lock cylinders? or does it work and not turn off the alarm? Meaning, can you use the key to lock and unlock the doors and does the key open the trunk?
The key only works in the ignition. The key will not operate, move or otherwise turn inside the lock cylinders of the doors or trunks. Therefore, it is not able to even attempt to turn the alarm off or lock/unlock the car.
Well, that makes things tough. Cause the only way to disable it is through the lock cylinders. When the alarm is going off, are the parking lights flashing or the head lights? Which lights are going off?Let me know, Thanks Jay
only the front parking lights are flashing. there are no rear lights flashing at all.
Cause if it's the parking lights, that is a indication of a after market alarm.The factory alarm if it was going off the head lights would flash and the horn would sound. If the parking lights are flashing, that tells me it's not the factory alarm. So you want to locate the after market alarm control unit. This is normally located under the drivers side dash. The control unit looks like this.
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i found an module like that in the center of the dash under where the radio is. I have unplugged the module completely and then plugged one wire set back in at a time to find which one will disable/enable the vehicle. the wire set was a small plug with about 6-8 wires in it.
if you look at the pic you sent me the plug assembly i mentioned in my last post looks similar to the top left corner of your pic
also. the horn(s) were honking. I had to unplug them to keep my sanity while trying to troubleshoot
If you look at that picture, you want to unplug that bottom big connector.
the pic i uploaded was of the module i have been able to find that i have told you about. can you tell me if this is the alarm brain?
No that looks like the smart enterance control unitl. That is factory. That is to to right of the column right?
that is center of the dash. under the radio. I have not been able to find anything that has multiple plugs or resembles what you are talking about under the drivers column
If the parking lights are flashing, there has to be some sort of after market alarm.I am sorry it's extremly late here. Can we continue this tomorrow evening? It's almost 12 am here. I will be back online tomorrow around 7pm EST and be online till 10 or 11 pm.Let me know, Thanks Jay!
i suppose. the car cant move until this gets figured out.
I will do my best to help you tomorrow. Thanks Jay!
One last thing. I made a mistake. The headlights are flashing. I went and connected the battery again. Remember the both horns are unplugged. But the headlights are flashing. sorry for the mix up
Ok, that is the factory alarm then! I need to get off line, but I will tell you want you need to do to turn it off, If you have any more questions on this, it will have to wait till tomorrow though. So I will explain the best I can so you can attempt it tonight.Remove either the door panel or the inner trunk line liner to access the back of the lock cylinders. There is a tamper switch that attaches to the back of the lock cylinder so when the key is turned it hits it which turns off the alarm. I normally recommend going after the trunk lock first since it's easier to access. The tamper switch looks like this.
Jay, thanks for the tips from last night. I need to know the best way to remove the lock cylinder from the trunk area. I have the area accessed and have the rod taken off from the back of the lock cylinder. I am just unsure of how to remove the lock cylinder in order to remove the tamer switch
The lock cylinder should be held in by a C clip. I thought, I could be wrong, but I thought you can remove the tamper switch with out removing the lock cylinder? It's been a while since I worked on these older Nissans.
yes, the c clip actually held the control arm that activates the trunk mechanism. This c clip has been removed and has let the arm loose from the lock cylinder.
No, that is not the C-Clip, That is the plastic rod holder. The C-Clip is metal and retains tension on the lock cylinder holding it in place.It's now after 11 pm and I was getting ready to get off for the night. I will be online tomorrow at 6 pm EST till 10 or 11 pm.Let me know how you make out and if you have any more questions on this.Thanks Jay!
thanks. will do.
Your welcome.Thanks Jay!