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Where is the Alarm Valet Switch on a 1997 Honda Accord LX. The alarm was installed prior to purchase of the new car in 1997, but came with a separate manual. The Manual has no info about who designed, or who manufactured or who installed the alarm system. The manual is also arcane - at least to me. However, it does say that there is a Valet Switch under the dashboard and suggests that I look for a red or black switch. I've inspected under the dash on both driver's side & passenger's side with a good flashlight & mirror, but see nothing that looks like a red or black switch or a switch of any other description. Does anyone have any suggestions to help my search?

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It SHOULD be installed on the left kick panel where your left foot would hit if you were driving it. if not pull that panel off and look there the installer might have had a lazy day or left his drill at home but its there somewhere

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