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How do i reset the factory alarm

My jeep will not start lights flash an factory alarm goes off. how do i reset my factory alarm

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If you unplug the battery this can reset it.......

but if that does not work....then this is what you should do...

Make sure the drivers front(left front) door is closed and you have your car keys.
Insert your door key into the drivers door and turn it to the locked position two times.
Then turn the key to the unlock position twice.
The alarm should be disarmed, now.
there could be other way of doing it but this works on most cars....



**also you must know that but in some cars the tranny needs the battery as the tranny needs to learn how to shift right.......so in some cars like the 2002 expedition if you unplug the battery the tranny will forget how to shift right again...and so...you might experience slight changes in the way you car runs...it could take longer for it to shift.........BUT NOT TO WORRY.....
good luck man!!

Posted on May 14, 2009

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