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Arming/disarming 'chirp' not working

Over the past year, the chirp that sounds when I arm/disarm the car has gotten softer and softer and now doesn't chirp at all. The car is locked and armed when I use the remote and today I armed it and then opened the hood and the car horn went off (loudly!) so I am thinking that whatever makes the 'chirp' sound, is not my car horn. Is it possible that it has its own battery and that battery has died? If so, do you know how I would replace it and with what?

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