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99 Altima GXE auto when unlocking drivers door alarm

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99 Altima GXE auto when unlocking drivers door alarm activaed 2 horns made noise until i pulled the wires from them then there was only clicking noises from pasaeger side fuse/modules and only the front light bulbs flashed - nothing i did would or has made the car since
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the door switches?
Customer: yes
JA: Are you fixing your Altima GXE yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: not at this time
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,

Is this the factory alarm?
Did you use the key to unlock the driver side door?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
x2
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

Ok

Usually this happens when the wiring on the back of the lock cylinder fails and either rusts off or is to corroded and causes a short.

Try unlocking the passenger side door with the key. Lock all the doors, then use the key to unlock the passenger side. Hold it in the unlock position for about 10 seconds then release it. If the lock cylinder and wiring is good on the passenger side this should reset the alarm so you can start the car.

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Thank you so much!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ignition cylinder or door lock (lock cylinder) because the ignition switch is new
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

Door lock cylinder.

Although if you changed the ignition and you have a security light on this car the key will need programming.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it's not that kind of key it's a 99 and just a key w/ no frills
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

Ok

Then you're all good there, but if you set off the alarm with the door key, then it's got to be turned off. It just might work if the passenger side isn't corroded, then it should reset the factory alarm.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i'll give it a try....
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

Hope it works it would be nice!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it didn't work
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

I will open this back up for the other experts to see if anyone else has any ideas to help.

Please do not reply or it will lock it back to me.

Also, please wait to rate an expert who can help.

Thanks.

Expert:  Jay replied 4 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Do you still need help with this issue?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Jay replied 4 months ago.

When the alarm is going off, does the head lights flash or the parking lights?

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