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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!

  • rocky d Apr 01, 2013

    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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