julius ayong: would like to see on how to on pontiac grandam?recently died on me my
remote start after i replace my battery thanks
Jerid Feces: to semi-permanently disable my aftermarket alarm that was installed years
ago by future shop.
1) I have no remote control
2) alarm is continuously on (unless I disconnect battery)
...here is what I did (btw, I'm a noob when it comes to car alarms but this
solved my issue).
1) disconnect the negative terminal on the battery
2) just to make the sound go away first, I found the speaker, this is a
black cone shape and it's mounted on a swivel hinge pointed down under the
hood located near the battery, just cut the 2 wires leading to it and
isolate it with electrical tape. (this thing is just mounted with a 2 or
more screws and you can clearly see that it's not part of factory due to
the type of screws used and the way it's mounted in odd position).
3) find the alarm "shock" module under the dashboard, there will be a few
black box modules under the dash, the one you should look for is one with a
green and/or red LED, it will have a "sensitivity" adjustment
"potentiometer" (a little thingy that you can put a screwdriver in to
adjust, look closely because it's very small, use a flash light) that you
can adjust the sensitivity when someone hits the car to trigger the alarm.
Turn it counter-clockwise as far as it can go to minimize/disable
You may also need to cut the straps to loosen the modules in order to
access it, just make sure not to cut any wires (if you do, then make sure
to strap them back into place, you don't want a connection going loose or
your foot accidentally attaching to it while you drive)
4) connect negative terminal back
5) you might notice now that the alarm noise is off (since we cut the alarm
speaker), but the front-headlights are still blinking, and the inside of
the car might be making a beeping noise on and off. This is because the car
alarm is still active and this will eventually drain your battery.
6) there is a bypass toggle switch located and mounted somewhere under your
dashboard, for mine it was a metal silver toggle switch you press down (and
again you can clearly see from how it's mounted and the type of mount that
it's not factory). I don't know what this switch does exactly, but it seems
like it resets the alarms "memory". Find this toggle switch first.
7) in order for this toggle switch to work to reset the alarm, turn the car
The press this switch and hold it down for a few seconds, you may hear a
"click" sound, when you do, turn the car off and this should effectively
disable the alarm (if it was constantly on which it was in my situation).
Note and Caution: this process atleast reduces significantly the chance for
the car alarm to go on (hence "semi-permanently"), in my case I don't have
anymore problems. However, the car alarm might be screwed up and you should
still be careful that you don't drain your battery when the
front-headlights blink and interior noise is on (indicating the alarm is
triggered). If this happens just repeat steps 6 and 7.
Otherwise you have two choices to permanently disable:
1) you will have to go to an automotive electronic specialist who can
permanently disable the aftermarket alarm without affecting the factory
2) the other way is more risky do it yourself, and requires tiny bit of
electronics background (I was about to go this route). Even though it may
look like a rats nest of wiring, all you would have to do to take it back
to "factory" default condition is to trace the wires that are taped from
the aftermarket alarm modules , disconnect those and connect them back to
their original corresponding factory wire. You will have to definitely know
which module is for the aftermarket alarm, and then based on the wire type
and color connect it back to original factory. Because they are taped you
can definitely see which ones were modified, so take those apart then
disconnect the modules altogether, then you will be left with factory
wires, and connect them back the same way.
Anyhow, I hope this helps anyone, alarms systems can fairly complicated
because they "integrate" to many aspects of the car, make sure know what
David Martinez: You're the man, bro!! I have a 2009 Lincoln Navigator L and I haven't been
using my remote start because of the same issue. After watching video, I
finally got it working. Thanks!!!
Ron Waters: Remote Start
Evie Lane: thanks
Anthony Plettl: Having this issue with my 98 ford explorer with a command start remote
starter. i don't have the remote. changed battery and now can't start it.
seems like there is some sequence to get it going. Help please !!
Evie Lane: I have a 2007 misubishi outlander change batteries and the lights on remote
work but won't unlock /lock my car, can you help and I don't have the valet
buttons you talked about in your video.
Larry Schultz: unable to use remote start after battery change. anti-theft alarm seems to
be operating normally (as per manual). unable to find valet button, and not
even sure of actual model # installer (circuit city ) out of business. I
know it's just a matter of clicks on the remote but none have worked.
J*19: I tried doing this to my car but all it does is a clicking sound and my
command start still doesn't work. Is there another way to do it or am i
missing something here? thanks.
Barry Arntz: Thank you very much It now works again
Suraj Bazaz: thnxx worked for me..:)
dmx1650: @33soccer4life33 hey my remote dosen't lock or unlock my doors ,i replaced
battery in the remote the same thing happends. its a older clifford.so if
you could give some advice on what to do or try that would be great. just
message me when you get a chance thanks
Bruce Townsend: Great, and then what?
SouthJerseyLongboard: i think it should. both fords so it probably will
pinoymetalhead: Yo seriously ur a lifesaver. Thanks for this vid man. This worked on my
sonyalish: I have a 1999 Chevy Lumina and i have an alarm on it but it was put on by
an alarm place. i hold the button to start my car and it used to work but
now sometimes i cant start my car for a day or so what should i do? it
messed up 3 days ago but started again late that night and then it wouldn't
start but i would hit the button and it would start right up, im so confused
Beto: Where you able to fix your problem? I have a similar problem.
dj fofo: You just save me a lot of money Thanks. It works good
mark greene: thanks for the help
mexicanthungs: Chingen su madre wey
sutonchef: THANKS FOR SHOWING THIS VIDEO. I THOUGHT THE VALET BUTTON WAS ON THE REMOTE
CONTROL. YOU SHOWED ME WHERE IT IS UNDER THE DASH. THANKS
atownvet88: Will this work for my 04 chevy impala...i have a aftermarket scytek
alarm/auto start...i had to replace my car battery and the autostart stop
working...and my alarm goes off like every 15 min...so i have to put it in
valet mode so it will stop going off....please help if you can thanks!!
Jonathan Brackman: Can this be done to a 2011 INFINITI G37dx
Real Performance And Models: Will this work for a 1996 accord
RISK23OG1: i have a 2004 expedition and always activates remote start when i lock the
doors,even if i manually lock doors from inside... can someone tell me
whats wrong or what can i do
Anthony Lopez: i have a 2000 jeep grand cherokee with a factory alarm
edward-o niugerra: AWESOME!! THIS WORKS!! ACTIVATED AN ALARM THAT DOESN'T TURN OFF! WALKED
HOME LOOKED UP "HOW TO ALARM" THIS POST CAME UP WENT BACK TO THE CAR AND
JACKPOT!! THIS DUDE IS A LIFESAVER!!!! THANKS BRO
chiefrockone: Should this work on a 03 Honda crv. I tried but no results. Help pls!
33soccer4life33: @Mr4li3n If its your remote, your batteries may be going bad. How old is
Dizzlefashizzle: just saved me 40 bucks at a car shop and Im a female...thank you muah
MrHALAMADRID76: thank you very much for your instructions I will try with my ford f150 2003
see if it works !!
allieville1: This happened to me last night and the car wouldn't start. Dealership told
me to have it towed in. While I was on the phone with them I came across
this video so decided to try it before calling tow truck. It started as
soon as I touched the valet button. 3 seconds. YES!! So grateful to u...
amit666715: hey bro i have a automatic starter and lately when i turn it on or unlock
it with the aftermarket remote the alarm goes off ..could this be a problem
with the factory alarm?
Allandg07: I had to get my car towed and get a whole new key pad it cost me like $120
33soccer4life33: @rocky1399 I would think so. This is one of the most universal ways to
reset a car alarm that I know of.
Cara Bensimon: I have a jeep cherokee with the a viper remote start issue like the one
described here. does the cherokee have a valet button too?
33soccer4life33: @Sin187 Yes. It should work the same way. If it doesn't, send me a message
through my private inbox and i will give some different directions.
33soccer4life33: @MrHALAMADRID76 no problem. good luck
Anthony Morales: okay i have a 1996 nissan maxima i am having trouble programming a new
remote to it what can i do i trying this one but it didn't work?
chris miller: I keep getting error code 12 on my smart start app would this fix it
Allandg07: i dont have the remote and my alarm wont turn off the only thing i can do
is unplug the battery. my car wont start unless i can turn off the alarm.
what do you suggest i do?
Jonathan Lewis: i have a 2000 eclipse and i changed the battery on the key change but my
alarm still doesnt work with a new battery now i wanted to know is the
reset button are all suppose to be in the same area where yours is or they
in a different spot
Muhammad Asghar: dear i have car security problem when i lock or unlock my car, indicators
not active. pls help
JR junior: will this work for a 2002 f250
Brenda Blissitt: Do all cars have the button inside the car?
buccaneerbob11: hello, i have a 2002 jeep grand cherokee and i recently changed my
batteries and now the keyless entry or alarm don't work, can you help?
DontTreadOnHer: I have an 03 dodge ram.. when I bought my truck there was (still is) a
remote start antenna in my visor but just a factory fob.. one day while
running into a store i hit my fob button a couple times to lock then when
came outside my truck was running? I obviously know there is a remote start
but how do i figure out to make it work? Brain does NOT have any markings
to identify it.. and the professionals say they have never seen it before.
Can I reset everything including the fob so I can use it?
flyfast77: gonna try on my dodge ! thanks for the vid due appreciate it!!
SuperAdrian310: my car key opens the doors and locks them but it doesnt make a sound? i
press panic and it makes a loud sound why doesnt it make a noise when i
lock the doors >.<
erik hinojosa: hey, i have a nissan 300zx one day the car drained the battery and when i
put in a new one as soon as i plugged it in the factory alarm went off and
now the car wont start.. i never put an alarm on the car any ideas?