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Dead Battery!! My Battery died on my Sable. After lettiing it sit for 2 weeks I was able to get a new one. When I went to out the new bettey on the horn started beeping ( the alarm) the trunk popped open, but the car did not start. What should I do??

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There should be a plugin under your passenger seat to unplug for the alarm. If by chance you don't you will have to trace the wires and unplug it.

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