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2004 xterra alarm malfuntioning, took to dealer and problem is still there.

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My 2004 impala dashboard lights come on while driving it doesn't cut of but after I cut the car off headlights flash an clickin noise start what wrong with my car please help Loretta


Impala's are famous for ignition issues, are the interior lights of your dash coming on when you want them, or just by themselves? The clicking after you turn off, I would check the security system, i.e., remote clickers, cars computer, key chip, ect. Sound like your alarm is attempting to engage

Jan 17, 2016 | 2004 Chevrolet Impala

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How to set & cancel theft deterrent system or how to set & cancel security...


Theft deterrent system (on some models)

Theft deterrent system is designed to deter vehicle theft. The system flashes the turn signal lights and turns on the interior light or the signal lights only (depending on the model), and sounds security horn and vehicle horn when it detects abnormalities such as follows:

• Any door or hood is forcibly opened.
• The batter terminal is disconnected and then reconnected
• The system control is disconnected and then reconnected.
• Abnormal impact is detected when the impact sensor function is on.

The system flashes the turn signal lights and turns the interior light or the signal lights only (depending on the model), and sounds security horn and vehicle horn if someone attempts to damage or break into your car.

Setting the system

You can set the system with or without the impact sensor function. For details, see "Canceling the impact sensor" below.

1. Turn the ignition key to "LOCK" and remove it.
2. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle
3. Push the lock (set) switch on the wireless remote control key once. At this time, the turn signal lights flashes once and the security indicator light comes on.

The system is set after 30 seconds. At this time, the security indicator light start flashing slowly.

Once the system is set, you cannot start the engine until you cancel the system.

The system will not be set in the following cases.

• When any of the door is open; security horn sounds for 1 second, close the door and set the system again.
• When the hood is open; close the hood securely.

Canceling the Impact Sensor

The impact sensor can be cancelled to prevent false alarms from being triggered incase of the following conditions:

• When parked in the noisy area
• The vehicle body or glass is subjected to a strong impact from the (such as in highly pressurized car wash).
• When transporting by a car carrier or ferry.

To cancel the impact sensor;

1. Lock the door by pushing the lock (set) switch on the wireless remote control key once, and turn signal light flash once
2. Then push the lock (set) switch twice within 5 seconds. At this time, the turn signal flash 5 times to indicate the impact sensor function is disable.

The impact sensor is deactivated as long as the system remained armed.

Canceling the system

The system will be cancelled by the following two ways:

• Turn the ignition key from "LOCK" to "ON" position.
• Unlock any of the doors by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch

If the turn signal lights flash 3 times, the system has been alarmed. Check to see if there is any abnormality with your vehicle.

If any of the doors is not opened within 30 seconds, all doors will be automatically locked and the system will be set.

When the system is set

Activating the system; When the system detects abnormalities such as follows, it flashes the turn signal lights and turns on the interior light or the turn lights only (depending on the model) and sounds the security horn and vehicle horn of 30 seconds.

• Unlocking any door without using wireless control
• Any door or hood is forcibly opened.
• The battery terminal is disconnected and then reconnected.
• The system control assembly is disconnected and then reconnected
• Abnormal impact is detected when the impact sensor function is on.

Reactivating the alarm;

Once set, the system automatically resets the alarm after the alarm stops.

The alarm will activate again under the same circumstances described in "Activating the system".

Stopping the Alarm

The alarm will be stopped by the following two ways;

• Turn the ignition key from the "LOCK" to "ON" position.
• Unlock any of the doors by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch.

The system can be cancelled by these ways at the same time.

If the battery becomes discharged due to the vehicle being unused, for a long time etc., when the battery is recharged or replaced, the system will activate the alarm. If this happens, immediately unlock any of the doors by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch, and the alarm will stop.

Testing the system

1. Set the system
2. Insert a wireless remote control key into the key hole on the driver's door handle, and unlock the door.
3. Open the door, and an alarm will sound.
4. Stop the alarm by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch.
5. Repeat this operation for the front passenger's door.

Good luck.

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How do I totally disable 1999 buick alarm system?


Disconnect back up battery and main battery.,

Jul 28, 2014 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

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Security system reset


You can usually reset the alarm by unlocking the car using the key in the drivers door.if that doesn't work the alarm module is usually in the drivers kick panel area and unpluging it will usually disarm.all this if its a factory system. If aftermarket just look for the alarm brain and unplug it till you can get it to a stereo shop.

Feb 13, 2014 | 1995 Mitsubishi Galant

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Headlights are going off, but the flashers and interior lights stay on. Does this sound like a short or a fuse issue?


Could be a short circuit or electronic fault related to the alarm system.

When you wrote flashers, do you mean they are flashing, or are they on continously?

If they are flashing, the alarm system is about the only thing it could be because otherwise there is no relationship between interior lights and exterior flashers. You'll probably have to have it replaced.

If the flashers are on steady, it could be a simple pinched wire grounding out somewhere -- if those systems are ground-switched and happen to share a ground wire. In that case, you'll have to search the wiring diagram for the car, or have an automotive electrician fix it.

Apr 12, 2012 | 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Alarm keeps going off for no reason and i need to know how to uninstall alarm system or cut it off completely ?


does rear cargo interior light work? put switch on door, shut rear doors and see if it goes out if it doesnt thats whats setting off alarm, check out door switch they get damaged/distorted and greatly forgotten about since this light works independantly from other interior light in cab section.

Aug 14, 2011 | 1999 Isuzu Trooper

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Window, interior lights, car alarm and fuse keep on burning out


you have a short circuit or burned out wires somewhere, could be anywhere.
Try disconnecting the alarm, taking the bulb out of the interior lights, and putting in the fuse, if it blows again you know that the alarm or interior lights are not at fault, if it stays good replace the bulb and if it blows theres your faulty circuit, if it stays good then the windows are at fault.

Oct 09, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Anti theft alarm goes off when no one is around mostly at night or early morning sometimes when driving door locks keep locking and unlocking and interior lights go on


You have a short in your Electrical system where the alarm connects to your power assist system or a short in your alarm. Pull the fuse for the alarm and if the problem stops it is the alarm if it continues you will need to trace the connections and make sure they are secure and protected by taping them up.

Aug 27, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Neon

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Factory alarm 97 grand prix


1st the system alarm is intagrated into the engine control electronics, it can not be disabled without poss damage to ther systems and controls, 2nd the most common cause of your issue is the sensor in the ignition lock cylinder being defective, this is the most common issue on all GM anti-theft systems.

Nov 18, 2008 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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