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My car alarm is blinking but the remote doesn't work. I already replaced the battery to the remote so I know that's not the problem. If I open the car the alarm goes off and doesn't allow me to start the car. The alarm stays on for a long time acts like its going to stop and then starts all over again. I tried cut off switch but that doesn't do anything. I finally raised hood and touched battery posts. Alarm stopped but I still couldn't start the car. Then I closed doors to the car and the alarm light started blinking again but the remote wouldn't work so I didn't open the doors again thinking the alarm would start again and never stop. What should I do? I think the alarm is attached someway to my starter. How can I dismantle the alarm and get my car to start again? Actually mine's a 2001 Corolla. I open the door and put the key in the ignition and the alarm starts. After about 30 seconds and madly clicking the "turn off alarm" on the remote, the alarm stops. The little red "armed" light eventually goes out. I have not tried the suggested fix but will.

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  • jujapa Nov 17, 2008

    I forgot to get back here and explain what "apparently" happened. Sorry. It was the battery. It was the original battery and it had served well for 7 1/2 years. I had typically been driving daily 70 mile drives but over that particular weekend had done several short errand-runs near home. That kept wearing the battery down each time and wasn't re-charging it adequately. AAA came out and got the car started, testing the battery, alternator, etc., and determined it was the battery. I was happy that the problem happened in my driveway and not out on some freeway pullout. Please consider this problem closed.

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Your Central locking wire is short from any one door side. Please check it properly.

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