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I have a 2007 Nitro RT. The key fob does not work. That is…

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I have a 2007 Nitro RT. The key fob does not work. That is OK, but when I unlock the door manually, the alarm goes off. HOW CAN i LOCK THE DOORS AND REENTER WITHOUT HEARING THE ALARM?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fob's battery?

NO

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Nitro yourself? What have you tried so far?

YES, AND HAVE DONE NOTHING. i JUST BOUGHT THE CAR.

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Good evening and welcome to JustAnswer!!

My name is ***** ***** I have worked for a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership for 19 years and I will do my best to help.

Alarm (VTSS) goes off when unlocking doors with a key. Door lock cylinders no longer have door
disarm circuits. The security alarm can only be disarmed with a programmed key registered to the
vehicle. Once the alarm has been triggered, and valid unlock lock request is required by remote or by
inserting a programmed key into the ignition and turning it to the run position. Changes to the door
lock disarm functions improved the vehicles security allowing only the vehicles electronic systems to
disarm with a valid programmed key.

If you can unlock the vehicle with the key and start it then if the key is good then alarm will shut off, if not then you have a bad key and you will either need to call a mobile locksmith to come and cut and program you a new key or have it towed to a dealership to get programmed..

Also if the battery has been replaced in the remote and it will not lock/unlock the doors to disarm the alarm then the remote inside the key is bad as well...

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Take care,

Brad

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