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I have a 1998 Toyota Avalon. The battery was dis connected

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Hi I have a 1998 Toyota Avalon. The battery was dis connected to put motor mounts on. Now the alarm is in theft mode and will cut off right after being turned on. How can I reset it so that I can drive my car.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. If thsi is the factory alarm system, this is how you defeat it:

Open drive door

get in car

insert key into ignition

turn key to ON (not to start, just until the instrument panel warning lights light up)

one second later

Turn key off

Repeat key on-key off at 1 second intervals 4 more times.

Then try to start