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My alarm system won't turn off and I can't start my car I

Customer Question

My alarm system won't turn off and I can't start my car I already put the key in the door and it still won't start
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: No it's not damage and my wheel turns just alittle bit
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: Altima 2003
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I unhooked the battery already and that's about it
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: My mechanic put a new alternator on a day ago charged the battery went to start it and it didn't start so he realized my alarm system was blinking so I turn the key to the left it stop blinking then unlocked it it started back blinking
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for you question.

When the alarm is going off are the head lights flashing or the parking lights?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hi jay it's just that my alarm system light is just flashing on the dash board no sounds are going off but I was sitting in the car I left my key in the door and when I open the door the alarm came on with sound and the head lights was flashing
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

Did you try the key in the door again to lock and unlock the car to see if the alarm would go off? Do you have a remote?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I tried that multiple times
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

How about using the key in the trunk?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
That's not working
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

You don't have a remote?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

Does the key lock and unlock the door properly?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
it does
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

How handy are you? Do you think you are able to remove the drivers door panel to see if the tamper switch fell off the lock cylinder? That is what would turn the factory alarm on and off.

Also when the alarm is going off, is there any lights flashing inside the car?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
There's no lights flashing inside the car and where is the panel located
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I don't think I'm able to take it off
Expert:  Jay replied 12 months ago.

There is a Tamper switch that connects to the lock cylinder that may have fallen off that would need to be attached to turn off the factory alarm.