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My car alarm no longer flashes the indicators when it is armed/disarmed. Everything else is O.K. Indicators work normally. Went out to start the car and the alarm is not working. Tried to reset the alarm switch but no luck. Battery is good. what else can I try before I call my dealer?

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  • smorri8652 Jun 01, 2009

    I tried holding the lock button but it didn't work. No blink and car still won't start. If alarm system is dead, would I be able to start the car?

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Press and hold the lock button for 15 seconds and watch the lights. They should blink after 15 seconds

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  • Jeremy Reddick
    Jeremy Reddick Jun 01, 2009

    No, the alarm system will kill the car and you will not be able to start it or do anything else with it. Check your fuses and make sure that none are popped. Just trying to help you so you do not need to take this into the shop

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Press the UNLOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter.


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To disarm the CTD system when activated, alarming mode.


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Press the UNLOCK button on the keyless entry transmitter.


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Insert a valid key into the ignition and start the vehicle.

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  • remote anti-theft personality (RAP) module
  • hood switch
  • keyless entry remote transmitter
  • deck lid ajar switch
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Up to four keyless entry remote transmitters (15K601) can be programmed at one time.
The keyless entry remote transmitters :
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  • Must be set at the same time.
  • House four buttons.
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Programming
Refer to Section 501-14B.
Inputs and Outputs
The remote anti-theft personality (RAP) module receives input from the following components for anti-theft operation:
  • Hood switch.
  • Deck lid ajar switch.
  • Keyless entry remote transmitter.
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  • Door courtesy input.
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  • Power door unlock relay.
  • Power door lock relay.
  • Liftgate unlock relay (Wagon)
  • Park lamps relay.
  • HORN relay.
  • Dome lamp.
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  • Deck lid release.
Arming
The anti-theft system can be armed if:
  • The ignition switch is in the OFF position.
  • The panic alarm is off.
  • All doors are closed.
NOTE: If a door is open, the anti-theft system is prearmed and waiting for all the doors to be closed. The THEFT indicator will remain illuminated for up to 30 minutes waiting for all the doors to be closed. If a door remains open after 30 minutes, the THEFT indicator will turn off and the system will return to a disarmed state. After all doors are closed and the 30 second prearm (continuous THEFT indicator illumination) is complete, the system is armed.
NOTE: If the theft LED does not flash after 30 seconds, check the LED FLASH PID to see if the feature is enabled.
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Disarming
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Arming
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  • The PANIC alarm is OFF.
  • All doors are closed.
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  • Open a door, press the power door lock button and close the door.
After 30 seconds the system will be armed and the theft indicator in the cluster will flash every two seconds.
Disarming an Untriggered System
An armed system will be disarmed with one of these valid actions:
  1. Pressing the UNLOCK button on the transmitter.
  1. Placing a key in the door and turning to UNLOCK.
  1. Turning the key to RUN or ACC.
The anti-theft alarm can be triggered by the following conditions:
  • The ignition cylinder is damaged with or without the RAP being armed.
  • A door is opened without disarming the armed RAP module.
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If the system has been triggered, (the horn honks, the lights flash, and an external starter interrupt relay is engaged), the system can be disarmed by:
  1. Pressing the UNLOCK or PANIC button on the transmitter.
  1. Putting a key in the door and unlocking the door.
  1. Turning the ignition to RUN/ACC (Turning the key to RUN/ACC will not disarm an alarm that has been triggered by the ignition lock anti-theft switch.).

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