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I replaced the battery, and now the engine will not turn…

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I replaced the battery...

I replaced the battery, and now the engine will not turn over. It has an alarm system and I think it has to be reset but I don't remember the steps needed to do that.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the engine spark at all? Is there a trouble code or is your "check engine light" on?

Dash indicator lights come on but engine does not turn over

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

1998 Solara

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

Yes. I know the alarm is active because the light on the dash is flashing

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just I know I need to reset the alarm system

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hi my name is***** this a factory or aftermarket alarm system?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I believe factory
Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 8 months ago
Have you tried to close all doors and hood and lock the doors with key in door and then wait one minute and then unlock door with key?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No
Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 8 months ago
Try that first.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Nope. Didn't work
Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 8 months ago
Do you have the remote to lock and unlock doors and does it work for lock and unlock?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Key remote does not work
Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 8 months ago

Did it work before battery was replaced?

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Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 8 months ago

Try to just put key in ignition and turn key to on without trying to crank engine and leave in on position for up to 5 minutes and see if the theft light goes out and then go straight to start without turning off key.

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Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 8 months ago

One other thing to do is to turn the key on and off with out starting 5 times and after the last time leave key in on position and light should reset and go direct to start.

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Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 8 months ago

Did any of the procedures work for you?

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Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 8 months ago

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