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Dodgerench, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist
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2001 durange I gave to my boys alarm is going off I only have

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2001 durange I gave to my boys alarm is going off I only have a key not auto key
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: removed and fully charged Batt read maual on disarm
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have tried chargimng bat, reading disable alarm section of manual, unlocking door, searching for a toggle, etc cant find electronic door opener and just have spare key.....finally cut one of the wires oin alarm so I can keep batt connected
Expert:  Dodgerench replied 1 year ago.
Hi, welcome to JustAnswer!. This is Ed. Is it a factory alarm that's giving you trouble?Or an aftermarket type system?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is also an automatic starter on it but weve lost the remote
Expert:  Dodgerench replied 1 year ago.
Thanks.Without the remote fob, your other option to disable the alarm is by unlocking the truck from any door with a lock cylinder. The 2001 Durango will have disarm switches at both front doors and the liftgate, so try all of them. Disarm switches do fail over time, but chances are better that a working switch will still be present on locations that get used less, like the passenger door or liftgate. You may have to try 'em all. If none of those locations work, you'll have few options left other than to have a new remote keyless fob programmed to the Durango or to have a disarm switch replaced. Alarms are ultimately designed to be difficult to defeat, so a call to a locksmith might be needed.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
another web page suggested unlocking from other doors and rear ...havent tried yetalso another page suggested diconnecting CTM (havent located yet) for 3 mins
Expert:  Dodgerench replied 1 year ago.
Disconnecting the CTM won't make it forget that the alarm's been triggered, but by all means try all the doors if needed.