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Chrysler Sebring JXi (Convertible) how do i disconnect a factory

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how do i disconnect a factory 1998 sebring convert alarm tried everything key in door does not do it no remote............................. help
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 years ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!


It's not possible to completely disable factory security systems. They are controlled by software in multiple modules. If security systems could be disabled at will then they couldn't prevent theft.


You may have a bad disarm switch on the lock cylinder of the driver's door or the switch may have popped off the lock cylinder. Try unlocking the passenger door and the trunk, these will also have disarm cylinders and as long as there are no other problems one of these should get you running again.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

i will try it i will let you know

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 years ago.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
still no help i do not know what to do
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 years ago.

What exactly is the car doing?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
car starts and drives horn and lites do not go off the trunk and doors did not work
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 years ago.

That's not a factory security problem. If it was a factory security problem the engine would start, run for two seconds and then die.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
what is it the lights and horn keep going on n off
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 years ago.

You may have an aftermarket alarm on the car. If it was a factory security system the engine would start and die along with the lights flashing and horn honking. That's why unlocking the doors didn't work, it's not factory.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
it is factory the remote that came with the car does not work there is no sign of aftermarket alarm the wires under the column look all factory all the relays for horn n lites are clicking
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 years ago.
Factory security kills the engine by stopping fuel injector pulse. If your engine doesn't die immediately after starting it and then locks the starter out, then the factory security is disarmed. You've either got a body control module problem or an aftermarket alarm on the car.