Alarm is going off not allowing me to start my truck or to reset
50 bellow 0 wind chill tryed to start my jimmy would start but would turn over. Now alarm system is going off and will not let me start my jimmy locked every thing up haven to unhook the battery to get it to stop. Rehooked battery back up but alarm still goes off . Any support you can tell me ? Is there any way you can tell me how to reset it ? Or do you think trying my spare key would work. Thanks.... Joanne
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Re: Alarm is going off not allowing me to start my truck...
Cover your vehicle with a car cover or Tarp,,,put a heater under the cover or tarp and leave it plugged in,,,you need to thaw this vehicle out first,,it may just be frozen up and shorting out in the control box.
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If factory alarm, lock drivers door with key, wait an hour should automatically reset, if it's a factory alarm and you have no keypad. Try removing the fuse for the alarm and wait a few minutes and replace fuse and see if it will reset the alarm. If its an aftermarket alarm system, look under plastic panel below steering wheel for a plastic black box that is about the size of a deck of cards, izip tied or just hanging with a plugin with several different colored wires and unplug it. That will shutdown an aftermarket alarm and vehicle should crank
Try resetting the alarm, using the instructions given at the link below. I'll also copy the text here.
Insert the ignition/door key in the door lock on the driver's- side door of your Mountaineer.
Turn the key to the lock position.
Turn your key to the unlock position.
Turn your key to the lock position.
Turn your key to the unlock position. Your alarm is now disabled. If your key fob works, you can also press the unlock or alarm-disable button on the fob.
Start the Mountaineer's engine and allow the vehicle to run for at least 10 minutes. This will allow the alarm to relearn the default settings. You must make sure that you have disabled the alarm first, however, before you attempt to start the vehicle, so that the alarm will reset itself.
If these instructions don't work, you can try resetting the car's computer by unplugging the battery for half an hour. However, that will reset the keyless entry code, as you can see in the fixya article I link to at the bottom
as with any car consult the owners manual, and take it with a bit of thought too if you live in Florida you can use a 50/50 premix no problem but if u live in maine your gonna need a antifreeze good down to -70 dont forget to calc wind chill factor(you drive 50 mph then thats a 50mph wind chill on your car) when determining how low a protection you need
May very well be a bad pump. A person can't answer for sure over the web though because it cannot be properly diagnosed.
Can you hear it prime for about 2 seconds when you first turn the key to ON?
If you run it low on fuel often (1/4 and bellow) then that could kill a pump. They use the fuel to keep cool.
Or if you have an alarm that disables ignition, I have seen those be faulty many times before.
Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. You can disable the alarm but you have to make sure it is the right wire and that you ground it. I would advise you to call the dealership and get the code to reset the alarm. Just make sure you have all your vehicle information with you when you make the call.
Sounds like you have an aftermarket alarm with starter disable. By disconnecting the battery the alarm reset and the defualt setting is usually to set the alarm automatically (active arming). You have three options.. A. If you have the key fob that went with the alarm you can disarm the alarm. B. If no key fob is available you can disconnect the battery again, turn the ignition key to the on position and reconnect the battery. This usually doesn't allow the alarm to set and allows the car to start. C. Remove the aftermarket alarm system. This is usually the long term fix i recommend if the fob isn't available. Option B should get you going though.