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My 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX has never given me problems. I just had the brakes done today (new pads, rotors, fluid) Then, when I park the car, I shut it off and exit. When I click the "lock" button on my remote, it does not work. I look inside and the clock is still running and my windows will roll up and down. I had to disconnect the battery in order to save power to start it up. Any ideas as to what is making it stay on?

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You need to reset the alarm system after you disconnect the battery......

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