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Alarm/Remote Start 1998 Caravan. When the vehicle is locked, the alarm engages automatically and cannot be turned off by the four button key fob. It has to be manually unlocked via the passenger side door (most difficult with me on crutches!). Also, periodically and oddly (as if possessed), the van will start and run by itself, which I'm sure is some sequence of keystrokes accidentally being hit in my pocket or purse. The FCC ID on the fob is 5523518T1. Can someone help me reprogram it? The buttons appear to work... but, again, using the button to deactivate it still sets off the alarm and I have to hobble around to the other side - or my neighbors come knocking to tell me the van's been running keylessly for hours.

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Is this a factory alarm or aftermarket?

This seems the issue is inside the keyfob. Like a sticky keypad or dirt.
Disassemble the pad (like you are changing the battery) and clean the buttons and contacts inside.

Thanks

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