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I installed a used alternator on my 2003 Nissan Altima, When

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Hello.. I installed a used alternator on my 2003 Nissan Altima, When We tried to turn Car on The horn goes off and will not let car turn on. I thought it might have been the battery and bought a new battery. But it still does the same. What can it be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
Hey there, are the headlights flashing? Or do you have an aftermarket alarm?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not sure let me check
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The park lights are flashing
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
K, that is an aftermarket alarm.Does it have an aftermarket key FOB? Or the factory key FOB?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What does fob mean? It's an original car key . But I bought the keyless entry remote on Amazon and programmed myself
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
The FOB is the keyless remote.And it should disable the alarm when unlock is pressed.
If it does not try locking and closing the doors the manually unlocking the drivers door with the key.
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
If neither of those work you will need to disconnect the battery and turn the key in ignition to ON position before reconnecting it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
trying it now....
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
Lastly, if none of that works for some reason then you will need to unplug the black box under the drivers side of the dash to try and disable the alarm. Most aftermarket alarms have these control units under the dash.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It didn't work.. I'm going to have to disconnect the battery
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
K
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Car turned on as soon I connected the battery back on.. Did that solve the problem?
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
That should do it! Glad it worked
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
Just make sure by turning the car off and back on.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It won't turn off!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I took key off and car is still running
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's running without the key inside the switch
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
I tried to send a phone call request it wouldn't go through
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
Just remove the fuel pump fuse to make it cut off
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hold on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do I do after?
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
Put it back in and we will attempt to start the car again.
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
Did you have it to start or ON position when you connected the battery?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can't tell which is the fuse.. The cover where it has description is blurry
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
I tried to pull up a fuss layout from my phone but it won't load the manual for some reason from it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The car turned off by itself. I tried turning it back on and the horn went off again
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had it on start
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
It needed to be to ON, not START.
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
if that doesn't work you will need to unplug the alarm module under the dash because there is something wrong with it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I'm going to have to unplug the alarm module.. Nothing is working so far
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.
K, the should fix it.If you need anything let me know, just please remember to leave a kind rating.