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Alarm keeps going off on its own

Just bought car with no manual and alarm keeps going off no matter in what combination i lock the doors.Think one door may have been replaced at some point.Alternatively does anyone know where the alarm horn is situated and how to disconnect it.Thanks

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  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Feb 08, 2012

    Is it a siren or a horn beeping?

  • charlotte mcgregor Feb 08, 2012

    its a horn coming from the rear of the car so i am presuming it is a seperate horn for the alarm only

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Feb 08, 2012

    Is it possible that this is an aftermarket alarm system?

    Have you checked under the drivers side of the dash for a lot of extra, unorganized wires and/or a reset button?

  • charlotte mcgregor Feb 10, 2012


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Is it factory alarm remote if so some times u can take driver side door put Key in turn left n right then it go off if. Not then start car up for a minute let it. Reset if aftermarket alarm then pull fuse under Hood userly they have it running to battery

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