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After market auto alarm will not reset

I had to replace the battery in my 1997 Cheve pickup. It had a after market vehicle alarm in it when I bought it. I had to replace the vehicle battery. I have done this before and been able to reset it. This time though alarm will not reset and truck will not start till it is reset. Does any one have any suggestions as to how I can over ride it or reset it. Best iI can tell it is a Kelsey and Hayes alarm.

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  • howwcallen Sep 15, 2008

    Thank you for your quick responce and help. Disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it with the key on did the trick. I still do not know why the Valet switch did not work. However the truckis now running so will be able to go to work with out wife having to take me and I can take to boy to School also. Thanks for the help. howwcallen

  • Paul9239 Dec 12, 2008

    I have a 1995 GMC Jimmy. It will not reset alarm system. All it does is turnover and will not start. I

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    i have a 99 chevy and i got the same trouble my viper system wont let me start the tuck

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    lost the remote to the alarm cant get it to start. i openend the ignition and disonnect the battery



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Is there 2 options to replace the Battery in your vehicle.
If you Don't have the REMOTE CONTROL.

1-- try to locate the VALET Switch. is used to activate and deactivate the Alarm.
Normally is located Near the Fuse box panel Inside of the car.
and some times on Left kick panel.
If you found the switch. Connect the new Battery and go inside of the car Turn the Key to ON position and Push ( Move the lever up or down) of the VALET switch.
Them try to start.

2-- Just With the BATTERY disconnected .
Go inside of the car And turn the Ignition Key to ON position leave it.
Now connect the Battery and the Alrm will NOT activate.
Go inside and try to start.
And Letme know.

I hope this help on your problem.
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  • The shootist Aug 11, 2011

    It worked perfectly for my 2003 Tahoe! Thanks


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This trick also works for the audiovox alarm systems. I just had the same problem in my 95 vw golf. Still not sure what caused it though. It happens when i use the key to lock and unlock the door. I lost the key faub. If anyone has any more help i could use it.

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