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Alarm goes off when I unlock door with key

When exiting the vehicle I lock the doors either manually with the master lock switch on the drivers door or with the key. Don't have the wirless clicker any more. When I unlock the door (any door) the alarm goes off. It will keep alarming until I hit the master lock switch from the drivers door to lock/unlock. Then alarm stops. Factory installed alarm original equipment. This just started about a month ago and I have owned the vehicle for 8 years. Any ideas on what would cause this?

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  • Jeff1 Dec 03, 2012

    tried unlocking rear and also passanger door. Allarm still sets off when I unlock drivers door with key.

  • Jeff1 Dec 03, 2012

    Tried another key...same results.

  • Jeff1 Dec 03, 2012

    Tried manually locking each door seperately and then the drivers door last. Open with key and alarm goes off.

  • Jeff1 Dec 03, 2012

    This just started recently. I have owned the vehicle for 8 years and it never did this until recently.

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SOURCE: How to disarm car alarm

Most security systems on vehicles have a small single pole throw type switch located under the dash board area on the drivers side, whatever direction you find the switch set in flip the switch to the opposite side to disarm the alarm, this is called putting the alarm in a passive or valet type mode until you can have the whole system checked by a certified alrm install facility that deals with the type alarm you have in your vehicle.

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SOURCE: 1992 Nissan Maxima Alarm System goes off with key entry

Opening the trunk with the key (not the valet key) will shut off the alarm.

Can't offer help on permanently disabling the alarm.

Posted on Aug 08, 2010

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