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Hi, The positive battery cable is loose, so occasionally we have to jiggle the clamp to get a connection to start the car. It's never been an issue until today when I tightened the clamp and an alarm started going off. Somehow I armed this alarm and now the car won't start. Before this the light on the lower left of the steering column never blinked and the car always started up right away. I tried unlocking the doors from the outside, turning the key twice but the alarm didn't stop or turn off. I took the alarm fuse out from the three fuses attached to the battery cable but the car wouldn't turn over. I also tried disconnecting the battery for a few minutes, reconnecting while turning the ignition... then disconnection and reconnecting a few more times. The car will not start so I need to know how to disable this alarm and be able to turn the car on again! Please any help would save me I have to pick my husband up in three hours!

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If its an aftermarket alarm there shhould be a toggle switch underthe dash board were the pedals are put the key in the ignition and turn it to on flip the toggle switch and the car should start

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Do you have a remote door opener fob,try locking and unlocking doors with it

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