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Experience:  Toyota Master Tech, ASE Certified
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Second opinion] - Changed the battery today and theft system

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Second opinion] - Changed the battery today and theft system won't reset. 1997 Camry
JA: Have you changed a battery before?
Customer: Yes, about 4 years ago, terminal connectors a month ago.
JA: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: An AutoZone employee and myself.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Why was today any different than 4 years ago?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 10 months ago.


Try doing this:

remove the key from ignition

remove the negative battery cable from the battery

open the door and insert the key and turn to the ON position

leave door open

re connect the battery

try to start

this works on most aftermarket alarm systems if not let me know and we'll go from there