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2002 Dodge Dakota Alarm irratic

I just bought a 2002 used Dodge Dakota. Yesterday, I left the keys in the ignition, windows down, and walked around the vehicle. While walking around I heard a small sound from the horn. I didn't think anything about it. BUT when I went to open the car door (and it wasn't locked) the alarm went off. Then just now, I tested it by taking the keys out and walking away from the truck and waited till I heard the horn make the small honk and then walked back and opened the door (it wasn't locked) and the alarm went off again. Also yesterday I dropped a friend off at Target to pick up something, I sat in the truck with the Key on and listened to the radio, doors unlocked. When my friend came back and went to open the door, the alarm went off again. Any idea what the problem is???


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Do you have a chipped key {small black thing in the middle of the key} if not you need to take your registration into the dealer and order a new key.

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you might want to get a new key from dealer, just make sure you turn key all the way when you unlock. if this does it again, just start the vehicle for a quick fix.

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No i do not think you have electrical problem, try this.

Car in Park
Key on
push and hold unlock on good remote for 5 to 10 seconds
while holding unlock, press and hold panic, then release together
Listen for chime
press and release any button on all remote to be programmed.

If this will not work you need to bring the Vin# and remote to a dealer for reprogramming.

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