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Unhook battery cable the alram set off ond will not start

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Sometimes the alarm gets tripped when the battery has been disconnected as the system thinks someone is trying to steal the vehicle when it loses power. Usually if you reconnect the battery [and the alarm sounds] then lock and unlock the drivers door with the key or the remote on the key fob it will reset the alarm and everything will work again. I've had to try a couple of times to get these systems to reset so you may have to do the same. There may also be a procedure listed in your owners manual for this situation so I'd take a look there too. Good luck, hope this helps out!

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