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I cleaned battery terminal and reconnected, now horn is

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I cleaned battery terminal and reconnected, now horn is honking when I reconnect and it won't start
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: No
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2004
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: 4runner
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  carguy1 replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for your question!
My name is ***** ***** give me a moment to review your question and respond with the assistance you need!

Expert:  carguy1 replied 1 month ago.

Do you have the remote for the door locks?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No just a key
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
what can I do?
Expert:  carguy1 replied 1 month ago.

Sorry, I am unable to do a phone call at this time.

You are going to have to try and use the key to disable the alarm.

Connect the battery, then close the hood and close all the doors, then use the lock on the driver door to lock the doors.

Close all the doors, then use the key to unlock the driver door. Hold the key in the unlock position until the horn tops blowing. this should disable to alarm system so you can start the car.

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Thank you so much!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Didn't work started horn again when I opened the door to start the car
Expert:  carguy1 replied 1 month ago.

Ok, I will open this up for the other tech to have a look at for you.

That is the normal procedure to reset the alarm, if it weren't then it would go off every time you unlocked the car.

Please don't reply or it will lock it to me.

Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 month ago.

Hello, try this:

Remove the key from the ignition

disconnect the negative battery terminal

Put the key in the ignition and leave door open

Reconnect the battery

Attempt yo start

this is all I have so please let me know if it doesn't work I will have to opt out as well.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Did not work
Expert:  Your Toyota Guy replied 1 month ago.

Hi there, are you still needing assistance?

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