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Honda Civic Type-R '05 - Alarm won't turn off

I had a flat battery so removed it for recharge.  On reconnection the alarm goes off (30s on 30s off cycle.)  The remote locking still works fine - I've tried both fobs - and the car will start.  But the alarm will not turn off.  Although the siren goes, the hazards do not flash.
I got the RAC out to take a look.  The battery has good voltage and the alternator is generating enough to charge it.  It has an after-market stereo - I've tried reinstalling the original in case the car thinks it's been stolen but no luck.  We couldn't work out which fuse covers the alarm, and I can't speak to Honda as it's a holiday here.
With the noise, the car's basically un-drivable.  Ideally I'd like to know how to reset the alarm to stop it going off?  If not, which fuse to remove so that I can at least drive it to Honda garage rather than having to pay for a tow truck?
Thanks, Chris.

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  • xiphiae Jun 13, 2009

    EU cars don't have valet switches. Honda suggested reconnecting the battery whilst the ignition switch was at '2' but that still didn't work. Honda had to replace the unit - £550.


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Look for a valet switch usuallu under the dash push it or switch it on and hold it while you switch on the car ignition switch this will turn off the alarm

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    Thomas Nestor Jan 05, 2014

    Found mine in my 1996 Civic in the ashtray!


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Found mine (1996 Civic) after MUCH searching in 20 degree weather, in the ashtray!

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