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1998 Toyota Camry, took battery out put back in alarm goes

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1998 Toyota Camry, took battery out put back in alarm goes off and car will not crank or start. What do we do to get the alarm system off so we can start car???
JA: Figuring out why a car won't start can be a challenge - it could be a simple repair, or something a bit more complicated. Fortunately, the mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Took battery out of car and put back in.alarm system goes off and car will not crank or start because the alarm system goes off
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Checked fuses ,unlocked door and locked and unlocked
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Toyota Mechanic should know about your Toyota?
Customer: No just when you hook battery cable up alarm goes off and car will not grind or start
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 8 months ago.
hello, thanks for posting hereI assume that you have no remote for the alarm system so here is something that may work, if not let me know and we'll go from there:Remove the key from the ignition Open the door and leave it opendisconnect the negative battery cableput the key back in and turn it to ONreconnect the battery then attempt to start with door open
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Did not work
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Tried what you said to do but it didn't work
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 8 months ago.
It doesn't work on every system, is there a red led light on the dash or mounted just below the dash? does this light blink? Check for a small toggle switch mounted on the left kick panel and make sure it's set to the off position.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Could not find a toggle switch in car.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 8 months ago.
Is there a red light on the dash, can you push on it?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
We have tried to push red light, but same thing happens.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 8 months ago.
Turn the key off, push the button in and hold it, turn the key back on and wait until the light stops flashing.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Same thing happens horn and lights come on Wii not crank or start.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
We tried everything you said,nothing worked would like a refund. 1 charged more then said. 2 nothing you said to try worked
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 8 months ago.
while the alarm is going off put key in drivers door and lock and unlock should kill alarm
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 8 months ago.
then it should start let me know if it works
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 8 months ago.
Im Chris by the way.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 8 months ago.
there is one more method we can try if it doesnt work you will need to find your valet button for the alarm if its aftermarket