Question about 2000 Toyota Corolla
I usually have to use the remote on my car keys to unlock the doors. Last week the doors wouldn't open with the remote so I changed the batteries and it still won't open. I'm scared to open the door with the car key because when I do the alarm goes off. How do I open and drive my car without the alarm going off, or how can I turn the alarm off once I've opened my door without the remote so I can drive it to a dealer to solve the problem as there must be another issue with it. I need to do it soon because I haven't driven the car for a week already and if I leave it too long the battery will go flat. Please help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: alarm remote
Look under the driver side seat for a small black box. This is the control for the remote/alarm system. Check to see that it is not wet. Open it up & inspect the circuit board. Are any of the circuits corroded/greenish powder on them? If so, you need to replace this box. Quite a common failure. But, there IS hope. You CAN start the car without the aid of the remote since you lost it. Put the key in the ignition, and, if the lights start flashing, CYCLE the key on-off 5 times. This action will defeat the alarm, and the car will start. This is provided in case the battery in the remote goes dead on you.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
Sounds like a basic bad battery. Even though its not that old it can be bad....and probably under warranty. Immobilizer or starter will not cause that. Get the bat tested.
Only other thing is called a "parasitic draw". This is when something is drawing current from the battery when its supposed to be off. Usually this causes a totally dead battery, not a weak one like you have.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
If your car has an alarm with a separate remote, it is a separate system and it is probably self-arming. When you lock the doors with the key central lock, the alarm gets armed by the RAV4 being OFF and the door locking action. When you unlock the doors with the key, the alarm is still armed because the key is not comunicating with the alarm just the cars factory keyless system.
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
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