When the theft system light flashes, i have hard time starting the car for a little while. I would like to disable this factory alarm( if possible). The theft system light never came on before, it just started flashing for a short while, ever since this theft system light has came on I'm having hard time starting the car. Is there a way to disable this feature. I do not have the owners manual. Thanks.
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Re: factory alarm 97 grand prix
1st the system alarm is intagrated into the engine control electronics, it can not be disabled without poss damage to ther systems and controls, 2nd the most common cause of your issue is the sensor in the ignition lock cylinder being defective, this is the most common issue on all GM anti-theft systems.
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Anti-theft system can keep vehicle from starting , Alarm is for vehicle content theft , open door without key alarm sounds (horns) ! PATS - passive anti theft system PATS enables and disables the engine from starting ,it will not cause the engine to die ! You have some other kind of problem ! If the vehicle engine doesn't turn over an red light on top of dash flashes fast ,then you have anti-theft system problem !
PATS differs from the perimeter anti-theft system in that PATS enables and disables the engine from starting. If equipped, the perimeter anti-theft system protects the perimeter of the vehicle (doors, hood and trunk) and sounds an alarm.
Is the security light flashing while trying to start the vehicle ?
The theft warning system provides the vehicle with protection from unauthorized entry into the passenger compartment and engine compartment (hood opening). It also protects against engine starting through ignition keylock cylinder tampering. If triggered, the system provides both audio and visual alarm signals and disables the starter circuit.
Sorry but you will have to take it to the dealer if it's the anti-theft system
Reset is . Turn the key on for ten minutes, off for thirty seconds. Start the car. Relearn is three times this. Start the car after the third time. Have a battery charger on it. The battery gets to low, you have to start over.
start outside your car with all of the doors closed. hold the lock and unlock on your keyfob together until it honks and flashes the lights. get in and turn the key to on, but don't start the car. give it a good 30 seconds until the security lights aren't flashing...you should be able to start after that.
The alarm system on your Jeep Grand Cherokee is controlled by a small, approximately 3 inch square box that plugs into wiring under your dash on probably the drives side towards the middle. It is black in color and is printed with the words "alarm module. If you unplug that the alarm system will be permanently disabled and starting issues may be resolved as well.
Now im not sure since the manual says your model has the same alarm system as the 328i and on the 328i you can remove the module to disable by doing the following. you can unplug the control module. It is located under the glove box. Climb under the dash on the passenger side and remove a few screws on the trim panel under the glove box. Theres a black control module with a green connector. There should be a lock tab on the connector. press the lock tab and pull out the connector. The alarm should now be disabled. But if it has the special transponder key this may not work.
But if the only reason you want to disable it is because of the motion sensor setting of the alarm for no reason there is a solution for this. To disable the motion sensor, hit the lock button to arm, then hit lock button again within four seconds to disable motion sensor. Red light on rearview mirror should flash four times, then pause, then start flashing on regular intervals. this is most likely the reason if your having the issue where the alarm goes off every 20 minutes. If you want to completely remove it below is a wiring diagram taken from the manual for you alarm system. this is from the manual its the alarm wiring diagram.
Battery Constant 12v Positive Wire ( ): Red/White or RedBattery Constant 12v Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness Starter Positive Wire ( ): Black/Yellow or Black Starter Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness Ignition Positive Wire ( ): Green Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness Second Ignition Positive Wire ( ): Purple/White or Purple Second Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness Parking Light Positive Wire ( ): Gray/Purple and Gray/Yellow. Use Both Wires. This vehicle has a dual parking light system that will require 2 extra relays. Parking Light Positive Wire Location: At Headlight Switch Power Door Lock Positive Wire ( ): White/Red Power Door Lock Positive Wire Location: At Factory Alarm Plug. The alarm plug is a black 12 pin plug located just behind the glove box. Power Door Unlock Positive Wire ( ): Blue/Red Power Door Unlock Positive Wire Location: At Factory Alarm Plug. The alarm plug is a black 12 pin plug located just behind the glove box. Door Trigger Negative Wire (-): Brown/Gray Door Trigger Negative Wire Location: At Factory Alarm Plug. The alarm plug is a black 12 pin plug located just behind the glove box. Domelight Supervision Wire: Turns On With Unlock Domelight Supervision Wire Location: N/A Horn Negative Wire (-): Brown/Red or Brown/Yellow Horn Negative Wire Location: At Steering Column Harness Tachometer Wire Negative Wire (-): Black Tachometer Wire Negative Wire Location: At Instrument Cluster Brake Light Positive Wire ( ): Blue/Red or Green/Red Brake Light Positive Wire Location: At Switch Above Brake Pedal Factory Alarm Disarm Wire (-): Disarms With Factory Remote Only. Factory Alarm Disarm Wire Location: N/A Factory Anti-Theft System: Transponder Anti-Theft System, Requires Bypass And Extra Ignition Key. The 1997 model year vehicle may require a bypass module and an extra ignition key, if vehicle is equipped with a special key from BMW. Factory Anti-Theft System Location: Transponder At Ignition Switch Tumbler if you require further assistance please let me know and i will help assist you from there. Thanks, Midwest-Tek
Try Turn your vehicle on, while its on unhook the alarm box from behind the dash. if you attempt to do this without the vehicle on it will not work. an other solution would be to ground the purple and yellow wire on the drivers side door
It was the alarm. Although we've never used it, somehow the switch was stuck on, and wasn't allowing us to start the car. it also burned out the ignition switch. Had to completely disable the alarm (removed it completely) and changed the ignition switch.