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Alarm won't beep when doors are locked with key fob

When I exit my vehicle for the night, I always use the key fob to lock the doors and the horn would always beep as confirmation that I'd done this. This morning the horn did not do this and when I unlock the doors, now the lights won't flash like they usually do. Is there a way to reset this feature or have I blown a fuse of some sort?

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  • Rebefel Dec 24, 2008

    I have the same problem and it just started yesterday. The car locks and unlocks with the fob but the lights don't go off every time and the horn does not sound when locking. Any solutions?

  • djtek Jan 17, 2009
  • tjmarcinak Mar 19, 2014

    I have the same problem on my 2002 Infiniti G20. Will this solution also work on this car?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Alarm stopped beeping when doors are locked with key fob I always use. Tried the spare fob same thing happened. I've had both fobs for four years since purchasing the car in 2010 and haven't replaced the batteries. Replaced the batteries in both fobs and alarm still won't beep when doors are locked. The alarm will beep on both fobs when the red "ER" alarm button is pressed. Lights still flash and no problem locking or unlocking the doors with either fob. Would like the sound back when locking the car. How do I do that?

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Hold both the lock and unlock buttons for three seconds the horn will honk and the lights will flash!

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  • Terrence L Nov 26, 2011

    Dear Kristofergil, thanks you very much for your help. One site wanted to charge me $38 to answer this simple question. Your solution worked right away, thanks again and have a very merry holiday season. Terrence L

  • devine Nov 24, 2012

    thank yo this worked for my nissan sentra the dealership lied to me and told me i needed a new horn. you save me tons of money thanks

  • rocky d Apr 01, 2013

    googled the problem described above nad found the answer. Thank you!

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    google dthe problem and found your fix. Thanks!

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    Jane Brewer Feb 24, 2014

    That fixed it!!! Thank you!

  • tjmarcinak Mar 19, 2014

    My son has the same problem with a 2002 Infiniti G20. Not sure if it has the 2 buttons for lock and unlock, but if so, will this work for that car also?

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    Sandi May 10, 2014

    Yay, it worked for me too, thank you so much.

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Many remotes use a button-press sequence to arm or disarm the audible or visual alarm arming indication. Your owner's guide should contain the sequence needed if the remote is capable of change. I have set my Subaru's signal to flash the lights only; the horn-honking seems superfluous and is kind of annoying.
If your alarm is arming at all, the system fuse in the car is probably not blown. You can check the alarm pretty easy by thumping on the car or rocking it hard a few seconds after arming the system with the remote. Either the sound sensor or the motion detecting feature should respond to one of those disturbances.  

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when it beeped, did you look in the display (RPM)
it tells you why?? the VFD or EVIC tells you why.? (rpm dial)
do you park with the alarm on , on the street or a garage?????
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There are 4 methods for programming key fobs. Up to 4 key fobs may be programmed to the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR). Each programmed key fob is given a position of #1-#4 in the RCDLR memory.
Method 1 - Key Fob Quick Learn This procedure will add key fobs. Fobs will be numbered in sequence based on when they are programmed; if 2 fobs are currently programmed to the RCDLR, a fob programmed using this method will be numbered as Fob 3. This procedure requires that you have a known good key fob, a replacement key fob, and the vehicles mechanical key.

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Method 2 - Key Fob Slot Programming

This procedure will add or replace a key fob. Method 2 allows you to choose which location (slot) the unprogrammed fob will be learned to. If you are replacing a key fob, this method will erase the previously known key fob programmed to that particular slot. This procedure requires that you have a known good key fob, a replacement key fob, the vehicle mechanical key, and a scan tool.

Important: This procedure is not available when the maximum number of fobs (4) have been programmed. If 4 key fobs are programmed to this RCDLR and this method is attempted, the DIC will display MAX FOBS LEARNED and the programming procedure will exit. Method 4 must be used in this instance.


The vehicle must be OFF.
Place a known key fob within the interior of the vehicle.
Install a scan tool.
Use the scan tool, to access the following:
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• Computer/Integrating Systems

• Module Replacement/Setup

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Insert the vehicle key in the driver door lock cylinder located in the driver door handle and cycle the key 5 times within 5 seconds.
Select Fob X (X = 1, 2, 3, or 4) on the scan tool. This will be the slot you wish to program to.
Place the replacement key fob in the console pocket with the buttons facing forward. A beep will occur indicating programming completion. The previously known fob is now erased.
If programming additional key fobs, repeat steps 4-8, or press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition switch to exit programming.
Remove the scan tool.
Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to finalize the programming sequence and verify correct system operation.


Method 3 - Key Fob Auto Learn

This procedure will first erase all known key fobs. The procedure will then program a single or multiple key fobs. Method 3 is a series of three 10-minute key cycles, for a total of 30 minutes. This procedure requires that you have a replacement key fob and the vehicle mechanical key.

Important: All previously programmed key fobs will be erased upon completion of the 30-minute programming procedure. The order in which the key fobs are programmed will determine its numbering position within the RCDLR memory. The first key fob programmed will be key fob #1, and the second key fob programmed will be key fob #2. The number stamped on the key fob case is for reference only: #2 can be programmed as #1.
Do not place any known good key fobs in the vicinity of the vehicle when programming with Method 3. If the RCDLR recognizes a known good key fob during Method 3 programming, the programming mode will resort to Method 1.


The vehicle must be OFF.
Place the replacement key fob in the console pocket with the buttons facing forward.
Insert the vehicle key in the driver door lock cylinder located in the driver door handle and cycle the key 5 times within 5 seconds.
The DIC will display a message: OFF/ACC TO LEARN.
Press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button.
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When the counter reaches 0, DIC will display OFF/ACC TO LEARN.
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The DIC will display a message: OFF/ACC TO LEARN.
Press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button.
A beep will occur and the DIC will display: READY FOR FOB 1. At this time all previously known key fobs have been erased. When fob 1 is programmed a beep will be heard and the DIC will display a message: READY FOR FOB 2.
Additional key fobs can be programmed by taking fob 1 out of the pocket and inserting fob 2. If desired, up to 4 fobs can be programmed. Once 4 fobs have been learned, the DIC will display a message: MAX FOBS LEARNED, and automatically exit the program mode.
If learning less than 4 key fobs, press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button to exit the program mode.
Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to finalize the programming sequence and verify correct system operation.


Method 4 - Service Programming System Fob Programming

This procedure is a 10-minute relearn procedure using the Techline Terminal with SPS software. Once the 10-minute timer has expired, the fobs can be programmed similar to Method 2 using slot programming. A scan tool, Techline Terminal, and a replacement key fob are required to perform this procedure.

Place the vehicle in the Vehicle On, Engine Off mode.
Connect a scan tool to the vehicle.
Insure that all power consuming devices are turned OFF on the vehicle.
With a scan tool, select Request Info under Service Programming System and follow the scan tool on-screen instructions.
Disconnect the scan tool from the vehicle and connect the scan tool to a Techline Terminal with the current Service Programming System (SPS) software.
Turn the vehicle OFF.
On the Techline Terminal, select Service Programming System and follow the Techline Terminal on-screen instructions. Ensure the correct programming procedure is selected based on component being replaced or programmed. See Important above.
Disconnect the scan tool from the Techline Terminal and re-connect the scan tool to the vehicle.
With a scan tool, select Program ECU under Service Programming System.
At this point the scan tool must remain connected for the duration of the 10 minute relearn procedure.
When the 10 minute relearn procedure has completed, use the scan tool to access the following:
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• Computer/Integrating Systems

• Module Replacement/Setup

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Select Fob X (X = 1, 2, 3, or 4) on the scan tool. This will be the slot you wish to program to.
Place the replacement key fob in the console pocket with the buttons facing forward. A beep will occur indicating programming completion. The previously known fob is now erased.
If programming additional key fobs, repeat steps 12-13, or press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition switch to exit programming.
Remove the scan tool.
Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to finalize the programming sequence and verify correct system operation.

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